Sleep Studies

A sleep specialist can confirm if you have a sleep disorder. A detailed medical evaluation will be performed to find the source of your sleep problem. Most disorders can be detected with an overnight sleep study.

What To Expect

Sensors are used to monitor your sleep patterns while you sleep. Charts and graphs are made that may include your physical measurements, brain waves, heartbeats, and breathing patterns. Your sleep study provides the physician with the data that will help determine the cause of your sleep problem.

Types of Sleep Studies

Overnight Sleep Study

An Overnight Sleep Study, also known as a Polysomnogram, is used to help detect a variety of sleep disorders. It is most often used to find out if someone has a sleep related breathing disorder. This group of disorders includes sleep apnea.

CPAP Study

This study is used to set the right air pressure for CPAP therapy in patients with sleep apnea.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)

This sleep study is used to measure how alert you are during the day. It shows whether or not you are able to stay awake for a defined period of time.

Nap Study (MSLT)

Nap Study, also know as a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), is mainly used to find out if someone has narcolepsy. It charts how quickly you fall asleep during quiet daytime situations. It also measures how fast you enter the stage of REM sleep.