What to Expect at Sleep Health Solutions
The all-night sleep study is frequently used by sleep physicians to evaluate adult patients when they are sleeping. This laboratory test is extremely valuable for diagnosing and treating many sleep disorders, movement disorders and breathing disorders. Sleep studies are monitored by a trained sleep lab technician in a specially designed sleep laboratory. Patients arrive to the laboratory between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm. The sleeping rooms are private rooms, much like a hotel room. The test will be complete the following morning by 6 am.
Upon arrival, the technician will explain the procedure and what will happen during the study. Electrodes are applied to the scalp, sides of the head and under the chin, chest and leg. This allows the measurement of brain waves, heart rate, and eye movements. A sensor is placed by the nose and mouth for measurement of airflow. Belts are placed around the rib cage and abdomen for measurement of breathing movements. A clip is placed on a finger for measurement of blood oxygen levels. Patients should experience no pain or discomfort during or after the tests. Sleep studies are generally easy to tolerate, comfortable for patients and give the physician the information he/she needs to accurately diagnose and treat.
Patients are carefully monitored throughout the night, with special medical equipment and video cameras. A sleep technician is always close by to answer any questions or provide assistance.
Following a sleep study, our technicians carefully compile results of all evaluations and provide them to our sleep physicians to evaluate the results and make recommendations for treatment options. Sleep study results are generally available within 1 week and will be forwarded promptly to your referring physician. You will have a follow-up appointment with your physician to review the results of the sleep study The sleep lab technician will not be able to review the results of the study with you.
Our Facility – Tours
We have put forth a tremendous amount of effort to help ensure your visit to Sleep Health Solutions is a comfortable one. Our facility was designed with “a feeling of home” in mind so you can feel comfortable and have a meaninful sleep test experience. We have virtual tours online where you can see what a sleep test room looks like- in addition to our lobby, and kitchen area. Click one of the three links below to see our virutal tours. You can rotate around the room by holding down the left-click button and moving left, right, up, and down.