An in-person, overnight sleep study may be required to diagnose certain sleep disorders or determine the best possible settings and methods of treatment when using CPAP.
Our sleep center gives patients a comfortable and private experience while taking advantage of the latest technology.
It will take about an hour to prepare you for the procedure. The technologists will attach sensors to you with a water-soluble paste and tape. The electrodes do not pierce the skin.
You may read in your room or watch TV in the lounge briefly until you are ready to go to sleep. Lights out is typically between 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The technologist monitors and records the data all night from a separate control room. You will typically be woken between 6 a.m. and 6:15 a.m.
It can be common that you may not sleep the same as you do at home. A great deal can still be learned from just a few hours of sleep. If you are concerned that you will not be able to sleep at all, please discuss this with your provider. Occasionally, a sleep aid will be prescribed for the night of your study to be taken just before bedtime.
No. You will be free to move from side to side and onto your stomach or back as you desire. Some sleep on your back may requested by the technologist on a case-by-case basis.
It can take a couple of weeks before a certified sleep physician can render their interpretation of the results after thorough review of the recorded data. The sleep technologist may not discuss test results with you in the morning. Your results will be discussed with you by the provider who ordered your sleep study.
That will depend on the test ordered by your provider. Sometimes CPAP therapy is started midway through your study. This will be discussed with you in detail by the sleep technologist during your appointment.