Does this sound like you? You’ve been feeling tired for a long time, and you went to your doctor to find out why. After discussing your symptoms, your doctor prescribed you to take part in a sleep study to gather more data and assess the quality of your sleep.
But what can you expect when you come in for your in-person sleep study? Advanced Respiratory Care Network specializes in sleep study services at several of our locations, but we want you to understand what you can expect when you come in for your appointment.
What In-Person Sleep Studies Diagnose
In-person sleep tests are the most reliable way to diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders. At Advanced Respiratory Care Network, our sleep studies can aid in diagnosing:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- REM sleep behavioral disorder
- Unusual sleep behaviors
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Unexplained chronic insomnia
Many of these disorders can be difficult to diagnose using a portable sleep monitor for an at-home sleep test. So, it’s best to go into a sleep center to use the best available equipment to diagnose your sleep disorder.
What Your In-Person Sleep Study Includes
You’ll need a referral for a sleep study at Advanced Respiratory Care Network. Once you have one, we’ll do a consultation with you and then schedule your sleep study. When you show up for your overnight sleep study appointment, our staff will place multiple sensors all over your body. While you sleep during the night at our facility, these sensors will measure your:
- Sleep staging
- Eye movement
- Air flow
- Oxygen saturation
- Body position
- Lead movements
If you're experiencing sleep issues, we encourage you to contact your doctor. Should you need an in-person sleep study, Advanced Respiratory Care Network can provide you with the services you need. Please contact us to learn more.