All About Sleep Studies

A complete evaluation typically involves one to two nights of sleep monitoring. Sleep studies measure factors such as the amount of oxygen in the blood during sleep, the amount of restless movement during sleep, and the time it takes for a person to fall asleep during the day.

The following tests are performed at the Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center:

  • A polysomnography is a test that records a variety of body functions during sleep, such as the electrical activity of the brain, eye movement, muscle activity, heart rate, respiratory effort, air flow, and blood oxygen levels.
  • An overnight polysomnography test involves monitoring brain waves, muscle tension, eye movement, respiration, oxygen level in the blood and audio monitoring.
  • A Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a test that measures the excess of daytime sleepiness in an individual. Individuals who fall asleep in less than five minutes are likely to require some type of treatment for sleep disorders.

Home Sleep Testing

The Parkwest Sleep Disorders Center has also been accredited by the AASM to provide home sleep tests. We offer this convenient option to patients while demonstrating a commitment to quality diagnostic services. A home sleep test allows you to sleep at home while wearing equipment that collects information about nocturnal breathing patterns.

Most insurance companies provide coverage for evaluation of sleep disorders. Contact your insurance company for details on your policy’s specific conditions.