In Lab Sleep Study
What to Expect During an In-Lab Sleep Study
During a standard sleep study, you will need to arrive roughly an hour to an hour and a half before your usual bedtime. A specialist will lead you to your room where you will settle in and complete any unfinished paperwork. Once you are comfortable, we will set up our equipment.
During this non-invasive procedure, we will place electrodes on your head, face, chest, and legs. These will monitor your brain waves, breathing, eye and leg movements, heartbeat, and muscle tension during sleep. The specialist will record your sleep observations from another room.
To ensure you get the most accurate sleep disorder diagnosis, we may need to enter your room to fix or replace any signals that have disconnected or shifted during the assessment. Our experts will interpret your initial sleep study observations, and once your results are in, we will forward them to your referring office and contact you.
Learn More About Our Specialized Sleep Studies
A polysomnogram or HST is an initial diagnostic sleep study. Our experts use a polysomnogram to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders.
Our specialists may suggest a multiple sleep latency test to evaluate you for excessive sleepiness. During this examination, patients are must nap four to five times. Excessive sleepiness may or may not be indications of hypersomnias or narcolepsy. We may also suggest a wakefulness test. These assessments evaluate a patient’s overall level of tiredness. A wakefulness test is useful for pilots who must demonstrate alertness for extended periods of time or for CPAP patients to determine the effectiveness of their OSA treatment.
Whatever your sleeping problems, you can rest assured that you’ll receive innovative, personalized care that will help to improve the quality of your sleep. Pursue a proper sleep disorder diagnosis to determine how you should proceed.
If you are diagnosed with OSA, multiple treatment options may be recommended depending on your clinical history. These options may include CPAP therapy, Oral Appliance (MAS) Therapy, surgery, etc.