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Polysomnography – a sleep study which records brain waves, the blood oxygen level, heart rate, breathing, and eye and leg movements; a test used to diagnose sleep disorders.


Upcoming NAPSS Education Conferences

Mark you calendar for two special 2016 NAPSS sleep education conferences.  The first is set for Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Honolulu, and the second meeting is set for October 15-16, 2016 in Manila.  322 more words


The amount of BS you can get published about the brain

Hype about brain therapies isn’t confined to second rank journals The following is a direct quote from Neuron vol. 87 pp. 940 – 941 ’15. 383 more words

Neurology & Psychiatry

Objective Sleep Measurement

From an athletic standpoint the importance of sleep cannot be over emphasised. It plays an essential role in maintenance, restoration and repair processes within the body as well as regulating circadian rhythm and often emotional well-being. 646 more words

Sport Science

A sticky situation

Have you ever had an electroencephalogram (EEG), polysomnography (sleep study) or any kind of test where electrodes are slicked up with gel and stuck on your skin?  984 more words

Polysomnography - Sleep Study

What is Polysomnography (PSG)?
Polysomnography is recording of the bio-physiological changes that occur during our sleep.  This includes body functions from
(1) brain electroencephalography (EEG), 158 more words


The Silence is Deafening

A while back I wrote a post concerning a devastating paper which said that papers concerning the default mode of brain activity (as seen by functional magnetic resonance imaging { fMRI } ) had failed to make sure that the subjects were actually awake during the study (and most of them weren’t). 904 more words

Neurology & Psychiatry