Should you get a sleep study?
Sleep studies collect data about what is happening in a person’s body during sleep. Different types of sleep studies are available depending on one’s symptoms and the sleep disorders that may be present.
Types of Sleep Studies:
Polysomnography: In polysomnography, a sleep technician monitors a patient who stays overnight at a specialized clinic. Throughout the night various things are monitored, including eye movements, brain and muscle activity, respiratory effort and airflow, blood oxygen levels, body positioning and movements, snoring, and heart rate.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test: Multiple sleep latency testing measures how quickly someone falls asleep and how quickly they enter REM sleep during daytime naps. This test is primarily used to diagnose excessive daytime sleepiness that may be due to narcolepsy or an unknown cause (idiopathic hypersomnia).
Home Sleep Apnea Testing: Home sleep apnea testing collects data about a patient’s breathing, heart rate, and other variables overnight. However, compared with polysomnography, home testing provides less information, and the process is not overseen by a technologist.
What Can A Sleep Study Diagnose?
- Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Sleep Talking (Somniloquy)
- REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
We have the option available for you to complete your sleep study at home. After your consultation you will receive the device, please watch this video to see how to utilize the equipment.
Clinic location sleep study
Remove make-up, wash hair, let our team know of any special needs you will require in advanced. Take any usual medications, eat dinner, and refrain from drinking caffeine/alcohol on the evening of your study.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring something comfortable to sleep in. Have your identification card, and completed paperwork. Feel free to bring your favorite pillow/blanket or book to read (not required).
WHAT TO EXPECT
Cell phones must be turned off during testing to avoid interference, overnight guests, other than caregivers or legal guardians, cannot be allowed. Please make arrangements to leave the following morning usually between 5 and 6 am.
Results for sleep study will be available within 5-7 days.
Our sleep coordinator will schedule your follow up appointment. During your next appointment, any necessary adjustments to equipment can be made.