The overnight sleep study, also called polysomnography (PSG), is a comprehensive test performed in the Center to diagnose sleep disorders and assess the effectiveness of treatment.
After arriving at the Center for Sleep Medicine, patients are greeted by trained and certified sleep technologists and set-up with the monitoring equipment. An important goal is to have patients ready to go to sleep close to their regular bedtime as comfortably as possible with the monitoring equipment. The facility's private monitoring rooms are designed for the patients' comfort and include their own thermostat and a private bathroom.
The specialists at the Center for Sleep Medicine will tailor the study request to each patient's specific symptoms, condition, and needs. Additional tests may be required, such as:
- Daytime sleep monitoring
- Treatment trial with a positive airway pressure (PAP) device, including:
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP)
- Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV)
- Average Volume Assured Pressure Support (AVAPS)
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