Not only does it help improve our mood and keep us alert during daily activities, it is also a significant factor in our overall health. At our Sleep Center, we offer a variety of sleep tests that monitor and diagnose the quality of your sleep.
Each of these tests is painless and completed within a sleep center room, which may look like a hotel room. Our technicians are focused on your comfort and can adjust the temperature of our rooms to your liking. We also offer a Home Sleep Study for qualifing individuals. This test utilizes portable equipment that can be picked up at our facilities.
Polysomnography (PSG), also referred to as an overnight sleep study, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. The sleep study technician will place sticky gel patches, with sensors called electrodes, on your scalp, face, chest, limbs, and a pulse oximetry sensor on your finger. While you sleep, these sensors record your brain and sleep activity, eye movements, heart rate and rhythm, leg movements and the amount of oxygen in your blood.
A daytime sleep study that’s usually done after an overnight sleep study (Polysomnogram) to rule out narcolepsy. This test often involves sensors placed on your scalp, face, and chin. These sensors record brain activity and eye movements. They show various stages of sleep and how long it takes you to fall asleep. Sometimes your breathing is checked during an MSLT. A technician in another room watches these recordings as you sleep. The technician fixes any problems that occur with the recordings.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, referred to as MWT for short, is a sleep study that is usually done the day after an overnight sleep study (Polysomnogram), and it takes most of the day. Sensors on your scalp, face, and chin are used to measure when you’re awake and asleep. You sit quietly in a chair in a comfortable position and look straight ahead. Then you simply try to stay awake for a period of time.