The road to diagnosing and treating your sleep disorder begins at one of our sleep labs. When you arrive for your sleep study, a sleep technician will escort you to your fully-furnished room where you’ll spend the night.
Monitoring Your Sleep
While you’re fast asleep, our sleep specialists will monitor your sleep patterns via sensors you’ll wear to bed. With that data, we’ll build charts and graphs that include your physical measurements, brain waves, heartbeats and breathing patterns that your physician will examine to diagnose your sleep disorder.
Sleep Studies We Offer
This test records several body functions while you sleep, including brain activity, eye movement, oxygen and carbon dioxide blood levels, heart rate and rhythm, breathing rate and rhythm and more. Polysomnograms are helpful in diagnosing sleep-related breathing disorders like sleep apnea.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Study
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you’ll need a CPAP study to determine the pressure level required to maintain your airway during sleep. During this study, you’ll wear a respiratory machine to bed. While you sleep, your technician will slowly increase the air pressure through the machine until you are able to sleep through the night without breathing disruptions.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
A Multiple Sleep Latency Test, or Nap Study, is used to determine if you have narcolepsy. This test charts how quickly you fall asleep during quiet, daytime situations. It also measures how fast you enter the REM stage of sleep.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test measures how alert you are throughout the day by monitoring your ability to stay awake rather than how fast you fall asleep. This test is often used to see how your responding to treatment for a sleep disorder.
After Your Study
After you complete a sleep study, your results will be reviewed by one of our certified sleep medicine technicians and a board-certified sleep physician. Either your referring primary care physician or a consulted sleep medicine technician will review the results with you and discuss any further recommended diagnostic or treatment options.