The Sleep Center conducts comprehensive sleep studies to meet the needs of each patient. If requested by your physician, you may be evaluated by one of our sleep specialists to complete a comprehensive sleep history and examination. Specific testing can be performed, using our state-of-the-art computerized monitoring system that is capable of providing the following:
This involves spending a night in our Sleep Center. As part of the procedure, monitors are placed to record brain waves, muscle activity, respiration and heart rhythms while you sleep. Because it is a non invasive procedure, no needles or catheters are used during the study.
This test usually follows an overnight sleep study. It involves a series of nap tests during the day to assess the degree of daytime sleepiness and is useful for diagnosing narcolepsy.
During an overnight sleep study, if you are found to have significant sleep apnea, you may be asked to attempt a trial with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a device used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. This consists of a small mask that is placed over the nose and is connected to a pressure device that acts as an air-pressure splint to prevent your airways from collapsing during sleep.
If the device is found to be effective, it may be prescribed as part of the treatment.
For more information on our Sleep Center, call (706) 845-3779.