What to Expect
You will arrive at the sleep center for your sleep study between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. and spend the night in a private bedroom in the sleep lab. A member of our accredited staff will monitor your sleep patterns, breathing abnormalities, EKG, oxygen saturation, and muscle tone. The sleep study will also test your response to treatment modalities for sleep apnea such as Positive Airway Pressure. The test is monitored by technicians throughout the night and your results are then analyzed by a physician who will provide a report for your personal physician.
Your referring physician will receive a full report from the sleep center on the results of the study. He or she will then discuss sleep apnea treatment options with you. Sleep apnea treatments include lifestyle changes, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure - a device worn at night to keep the airway open) or surgery. Other sleep disorders can be treated with drug therapy.