Studies and Services
Sleep studies are administered by registered Polysomnographic Technologists and interpreted by our board-certified physicians. Our specialists, in partnership with your doctor, will determine the best course of treatment. If you don’t have a primary care physician, the Sleep Disorders Institute can help diagnose the problem and develop a treatment plan especially for you.
The Sleep Disorders Institute uses a variety of diagnostic tools, including:
- Overnight Sleep Studies – These routine tests monitor a patient’s sleep with small, painless sensors, in comfortable, private rooms with home-like surroundings.
- Daytime Nap Studies – A daytime “nap” study or Multiple Sleep Latency Test may follow the overnight sleep study. Daytime sleepiness and alertness is measured by giving the patient four to five opportunities to nap throughout the day. A Maintenance of Wakefulness Test may also measure a patient’s ability to stay awake.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) – CPAP is a treatment for sleep apnea. It uses a nasal mask to open the airway. This procedure may be used during an overnight study—avoiding the need to return to the lab for a second night. Occasionally, an additional full night of CPAP may be necessary.
Additional services provided at no cost include:
- Preliminary overnight screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Assistance for patients experiencing difficulty adjusting to CPAP