What is involved in a Sleep Study

A sleep study can pinpoint the nature and cause of your sleep problem and provide the foundation for an effective treatment plan.

At the Faith Regional Sleep Disorder Center, patients begin with a sleep consultation to discuss his/her sleeping habits, lifestyle and health history.If a sleep study is recommended, he/she will stay overnight in one of the specially designed rooms, much like a room found in one’s own home, and will have devices attached to record sleeping patterns, breathing oxygen levels, brain waves, heartbeat, breathing effort and other parameters to detect problems during sleep. After the data is analyzed, the patient is called in for follow-up care and treatment.

Sleep studies can usually be scheduled within two or three weeks and individuals do not need a physician order to schedule a consultation.