What Can I Expect At My Sleep Study?
At the Parker Adventist Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, you can have confidence in your care and evaluation and you'll appreciate the personalized environment of beautiful Parker Adventist Hospital. Having a sleep study in a hospital setting offers the highest degree of safety and security, especially for those who have more complex medical problems such as cardiac disease.
- Board certified physicians direct our program and evaluate your results.
- A Board-certified respiratory therapist and RPSG trained sleep techonologist supervise your stay and will care for no more than two patients each night.
Upon arriving at the Sleep Disorders Center, your technician will show you to your room, ask you some questions, and explain the procedure. The technician will apply devices to monitor brain waves (EEG) respiratory flow and effort, oxygen levels, muscle tone, leg movements, snoring, heart rate (EKG), and eye movements. The sleep study is completely painless. Data is collected as you sleep and reviewed by a sleep physician. Results are also sent to your referring physician and a treatment plan is established on an individual basis.
Overnight Sleep Studies
A nighttime sleep test is called a polysomnography (PSG) or "sleep study". A sleep study requires between six to eight hours of a night to complete. You will stay in a private, beautifully decorated room so that you feel as close to home as possible. You may bring your own sleep clothing, pillow and personal items for a comfortable stay.
Daytime Sleep Studies
A daytime sleep study is called a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and consists of a series of naps. This test can show how sleepy someone is during the day. If you are being evaluated as part of a daytime study, meals may be provided.