Polysomnography (PSG) Diagnostic Sleep Study
This procedure records a variety of body functions during sleep, including electrical activity of the brain, eye movement, muscle activity, heart rate, breathing, air flow through the nose and mouth, snoring, and blood oxygen level.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, is the most effective and common treatment for OSA. CPAP blows air into your airway under gentle pressure to keep it open. A CPAP Titration is done in order to determine the amount of pressure is needed to allow the patient a healthy night’s sleep.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
This test is done to measure how long it takes a person to fall asleep during a series of naps taken during the day. This test is usually given to rule out narcolepsy.
Maintenance of Wakefulness (MWT)
This test is done to measure how well a person can stay awake during the day. Frequently this test is for truck drivers or pilots.
Home Sleep Testing (HST)
Also known as Out-of-Center testing, this test is done at home for patients with simple diagnosis of insomnia or suspected obstructive sleep apnea. This test is offered to those individuals that don’t normally qualify for an overnight, attended sleep test in the lab, and for those individuals whose insurance mandates home testing be done for medical necessity purposes.