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In-lab sleep study - Overview

In-Lab Sleep StudyAn in-lab sleep study provides a board-certified sleep medicine physician with the most complete evaluation of your sleep. You will be required to stay overnight at a sleep center, hospital or a hotel room.

乐动体育登录An in-lab sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram, records your brain waves, heartbeats and breathing as you sleep. It also charts your eye movements, limb movements and oxygen in your blood. This data will help your doctor make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

A board-certified sleep medicine physician may recommend an in-lab sleep study to:

  • Test for sleep-related breathing disorders including .
  • Evaluate behaviors during sleep due to
  • Diagnose or hypersomnia along with the
  • Titrate or calibrate the levels of continuous positive airway pressure in patients who receive for sleep related breathing disorders.
  • Determine why treatment for a sleep disorder is not working.

乐动体育登录For some patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea, the sleep physician may recommend a home sleep apnea test instead of an in-lab study. A home sleep apnea test uses different equipment that you can set up yourself.

An in-lab sleep study is the way to ensure that you have the proper diagnosis for a sleep disorder. Speak with your health care provider if you think you might need a sleep study.