Polysomnogram (Sleep Study)
During the study, special sensors record the activity of the heart, lungs, and brain; the movements of muscles; air flow from the nose and mouth; and the level of oxygen in the blood.
In addition, body movements are videotaped, and snoring, talking, or other noises made while asleep are recorded. A technician monitors the recording all night to observe the patient and check for problems. If severe sleep apnea is found during the night, the technician may provide a device called CPAP, which keeps a patient’s air passages open and treats apnea.
Multiple Sleep Latency/Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing
A Multiple Sleep Latency Test or a Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, are ways of measuring excessive sleepiness.
These procedures require that you spend day in the Sleep Disorders Center. The testing consists of either a series of naps, or trials of staying awake at different intervals. You should have a normal night’s sleep the night before, or your doctor may order a polysomnogram (sleep study) the night before.
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Home Sleep Testing/Sleep Apnea Screener
These sleep apnea tests help diagnose excessive sleepiness, loud snoring, and episodes of unusual activity at night. Patients would pick up unit and receive personalized instructions to use, then schedule the return of equipment when home test competed.
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