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Our staff specializes in sleep medicine and works to diagnose and treat breathing disorders of sleep. After a patient has had a complete evaluation, we may recommend that you receive a sleep study. This will consist of an overnight stay or a series of overnight stays.

Testing

  • Polysomnogram (PSG) – a test that will identify different sleep stages and classify various sleep problems. During this study a number of electrodes will be placed on patient’s head, chest and legs. A flexible elastic belt will be placed around the patient’s chest and abdomen and pulse oximeter will be clipped to your index finger. This equipment will monitor various activities, i.e. brain waves, muscle movements, eye movements, heart rate and leg movements.
  • CPAP Titration (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) – this test is the next step after a patient has been determined to have sleep apnea. During this study patients will have the same electrodes in addition to a fitted mask that is attached to a CPAP machine. Staff will be adjusting the pressure of the CPAP machine to see what amount of airflow / pressure a patient will need to control their apnea events and snoring.
  • MSLT (Multiple Sleep Latency Test) is a sleep study for patients who have excessive somnolence or sleepiness. These patients will complete the first overnight sleep study with the same set-up. During the MSLT patients will take a series of short naps beginning in the morning after the PSG study. Staff members are looking to see if the patient falls asleep, how quickly and what stage of sleep.