Our sleep studies include a variety of tests that aid in pinpointing the help needed to provide the best sleep possible. These include:
As a sleep patient, you will spend the night in a comfortable, quiet room while we evaluate your sleep issues using a non-invasive test called a polysomnogram (PSG). The PSG is the basis for all other exams and is used primarily to identify and measure sleep abnormalities. This test is simply a basic study that monitors you as you sleep.
A test that requires you to wear a mask that covers either your nose, or your nose and mouth. The mask is connected by a tube to a machine called a blower.
Throughout the exam, the technician gradually and remotely increases the amount of air or pressure generated by the blower in an effort to eliminate any obstructions. The mask and blower create a column of air in the airway, holding the airways open and eliminating the obstructive respiratory events.
A combination of the simple polysomnogram and the CPAP titration. Primarily used for patients who likely have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this test was developed to be less time-consuming and less expensive for patients.
Multi sleep latency test
The multi sleep latency test (MSLT) demonstrates how tired or sleepy an individual is during normal waking hours. Primarily used to diagnose narcolepsy, this exam requires you to undergo a simple polysomnogram (PSG) to confirm that there is no other sleep abnormality present, and more importantly to provide documentation that there was good, quality sleep.