In-Lab & At-Home Sleep Studies

In-Lab & At-Home Sleep Studies

Your healthcare provider may recommend a sleep test based on your symptoms and sleep history. An evaluation often involves overnight monitoring at our sleep center. Home sleep testing also might be an option.

In-Lab Polysomnogram (PSG) Sleep Study

This study is conducted overnight in our sleep lab to diagnose:

  •  Sleep apnea
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Narcolepsy
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Parasomnias (sleep behaviors)
  • Periodic limb movements

Electrodes are attached to your body to monitor your brain waves, breathing, and movement. A technologist watches the monitors to ensure the quality of the study and render treatment if needed. 

A PSG sleep study records:

  • Brainwave activity and sleep stages
  • Heart rhythm
  • Muscle tone
  • Leg movements
  • Breathing patterns
  • Blood oxygen levels

Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT)

HSAT can be used at home to diagnose sleep apnea. You are given a portable unit to use overnight in your own bed. There are a few monitors that need to be put on. A home test can only be done on a person 18 years old and older.

A home test records:

  • Breathing patterns
  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Heart rate