Sample Sleep Exam #1 - Polysomnography

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There are different types of disorders that a person may be suffering from and one of the ways to diagnose them is by reading the brain waves of a patient, their eyes movement or heart rate using the polysomnography exam. Below is a practice exam Sample Sleep Exam #1 – on polysomnography for the BRPT. Give it a try and see how prepared you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to accepted sleep scoring standards, if other scoring criteria are met, which of the following activities would be considered an event when each is 0.5 seconds in duration? 1. PLM 2. Arousal 3. Spindle 4. K-Complex
    • A. 

      1, 2, and 3 only

    • B. 

      1, 2, and 4 only

    • C. 

      1, 3, and 4 only

    • D. 

      2, 3, and 4 only

  • 2. 
    A patient's EKG tracing shows an irregular R-R rhythm without alterations to the P, QRS, and T waves. Which of the following arrhythmias fits this description?
    • A. 

      Premature atrial contractions

    • B. 

      Third Degree AV block

    • C. 

      Sinus arrhythmia

    • D. 

      Second Degree AV block

  • 3. 
    The vertical position of the pens with the polysomnograph amplifiers turned off is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Mechanical baseline

    • B. 

      Electrical baseline

    • C. 

      Time axis

    • D. 

      Frequency response curve

  • 4. 
    An MSLT nap starts at epoch 28. The patient never initiates sleep. What epoch should you terminate the nap on?
    • A. 

      Epoch 58

    • B. 

      Epoch 65

    • C. 

      Epoch 68

    • D. 

      Epoch 88

  • 5. 
    The narcolepsy tetrad includes all the following except
    • A. 

      Excessive daytime sleepiness

    • B. 

      Nocturnal myoclonus

    • C. 

      Cataplexy

    • D. 

      Sleep paralysis