What is a sleep study?

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Depending on your symptoms, you may need to have a sleep study. A sleep study is used to to measure the amount and quality of your sleep as well as determine the source of any disruption to your sleep.

Sleep Studies Measure:

  • Your Brain Waves
  • Muscle Tone
  • Heartbeat
  • Breathing Patterns
  • Body Movements

How is a sleep study performed?
You will spend the night in a comfortable, private room. Our Sleep Center is designed similarly to a hotel, with queen-size beds, televisions, a computer and all essential amenities. Before the study, a sleep technologist will place several small sensors on your head, chest and leg regions. These sensor will collect information about your brain wave activity, breathing, heart rate and body movements during sleep. We do not use any needles and you will not experience any unusual discomfort.

Who performs sleep studies?
Our sleep studies are performed by specially trained technologists. Experienced technologists are proficient at many tasks, including the proper application of sensors, the maintenance and operation of recording equipment, administration of CPAP therapy, the scoring and analysis of the recorded data, and taking good care of the patients who stay at the sleep center.

Who analyzes the sleep study?
All of our studies are scored by experienced technologists and analyzed by a board-certified sleep specialists. The results from your sleep study will be typed into a report and sent to your referring healthcare provider.

When will I receive the results of the study?
When you schedule your sleep study, we will also set up an appointment 10-14 days after your study for you to meet with your sleep specialist and discuss the results and treatment recommendations.

Is there a chance that I may need an additional study?
Depending on the nature and severity of your condition, you may be asked to return to the sleep lab for an additional sleep study. This decision is made by the sleep specialist either after your first night in the laboratory or after you have met with the provider to get the results of your study.