What is a sleep study?
A sleep study is a non-invasive test that is conducted in a room which is set up as a bedroom. The patient will usually spend the night in the sleep center to be monitored while they are asleep. These test monitor brain waves, heart rate, breathing and body movements.
What disorders are tested for during a sleep study?
The sleep specialist will conduct the study based on the suspected disorder the patient is dealing with. Common disorders include:
Preparing for the Study
What to Bring:
A specialist will apply a series a sensors to the head and skin. These sensors record brain waves and heart rates. Ones may be placed near the nose to record breathing. A video camera will record the entire sleep study.
After the Study
Once the study is over, a specialist will remove the sensors. Results will be received in a few days and your doctor will discuss several treatment options if a disorder is found.