An in-center all-night sleep study is exceptionally valuable for diagnosing and treating many sleep disorders and helps physicians understand exactly what is causing your sleeping problems. This method provides us with a much better picture of the problems you face while sleeping. It allows us to see and record things that you may not even know occur while you sleep.
Many people expect a sleep center to be cold, bright, technical and impersonal-looking as if you are being monitored in a research center. That is certainly not the case when you choose to spend the night in one of our sleep centers and we hope you are pleasantly surprised.
For children, a in-lab sleep study is typically used to diagnose or rule out suspected sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils or adenoids; an obese child may have sleep apnea due to excess fat around the airway.
A 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 the board certified sleep medicine physician make a diagnosis and recommendations.