Sleep Study Test
A Sleep Study Test is a recording of data about your sleeping disorders. Many people who have sleep disorders are unaware of their problem. In most cases, a family member will notice the signs before the patient does. Sleep disorders are common. Each year about 10 million people nationwide consult their physician about their sleep. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should consult your physician. Your physician may choose to evaluate you for sleep disorder through polysomnography (PSG).
- Restless Sleep
- Day time sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Anxiety or Depression
- Morning headaches
PSG is an all-night study, which monitors various functions during sleep.
- Electrical activity of your heart
- Brain wave patterns
- Eye movement
- Muscle tone
- Body movements
The test will last all night, starting at 8:30 pm through 5:00/6:00 am. The test will evaluate the cause of excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, or unusual events occurring during sleep.
Test will help diagnose sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome. A qualified technologist will perform the test. The Director of Cardiopulmonary Care will review and score the test, and a neurologist will read the test. Results will be sent to your physician with the possibility of other tests being ordered for treatment of any disorder found.