One of the best tools for detecting a sleep disorder is the sleep study. Sensors are used to monitor how your body acts while you sleep. Charts are made of your brain waves, heart beats, breathing and other factors. Your sleep study provides the physician with the data that will help them find the cause of your sleep problem. Our sleep center has been granted accreditation & stamp of approval from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Being accredited by the AASM means that we have met the high standards in the field of sleep medicine.
Overnight Sleep Study
Doctors call this study a polysomnogram. It 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.
Doctors call this study a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). This is mainly used to find out if someone has narcolepsy. It charts how well you fall asleep and how quickly you enter REM sleep.
This study is used to set the right air pressure for CPAP therapy in patients with sleep apnea.
Polysomnogram (PSG) is a continuous and simultaneous recording of physiological variables during sleep, i.e., EEG, EOG, EMG (the three basic stage scoring parameters), EKG, respiratory air flow, respiratory excursion, lower limb movement, and other electrophysiological variables by a trained health care professional.