We perform over 1,500 sleep studies annually. On the night of the study, you will be asked to report to the sleep laboratory around 8:00PM to prepare for the test. You will sleep at your usual bedtime in a private sleep room. During an overnight sleep test, electrodes record brain activity, eye movements, heart rate, and muscle activity. Additional sensors are placed around the nose, chest, and abdomen to record breathing patterns. You will then leave early the following morning.
IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR SLEEP STUDY, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:
People with excessive daytime sleepiness in whom narcolepsy is suspected are typically given a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) on the day following an overnight sleep study. During the test, you will be given five opportunities to nap throughout the day while electrical activity is recorded from the brain, eyes, and chin muscles. The test provides an objective measure of daytime sleepiness and how likely you are to fall asleep during a typical day.
IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR MSLT, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY:
Home sleep testing is a portable diagnostic test that helps confirm whether you have a sleep disorder. The testing is done in the comfort of your home, instead of a sleep laboratory, and uses less sleep monitoring equipment. Talk to your physician about whether you qualify for home sleep testing.
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