We perform all tests according to recommendations by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which accredits sleep testing labs and centers.
You can refer yourself for testing or have your physician refer you. Some insurance providers require that you have a referral from your primary care physician, so we recommend checking with your insurance provider first.
Types of Sleep Tests
In this sleep study, we use a computer to display all of the functions of the body organs and organ systems while you are awake and asleep.
We use microphones to record snoring, teeth grinding, chewing and talking. The microphones also enable you to communicate with us during the study.
A body position sensor tells us how you’re lying on the bed, and infrared video cameras allow us to monitor your movements.
If you are diagnosed with a sleep related breathing disorder, we may also use the following equipment to monitor you during the study:
- A device that delivers oxygen
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
- Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
- Auto Positive Airway Pressure (APAP)
- Adaptive Servo-Ventilation Therapy for patients with Central Sleep Apnea or Complex Sleep Apnea (ASV)
Multiple Sleep Latency Tests
These are daytime nap tests that we perform to diagnose sleep disorders such as Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnolence Syndrome. We record all of the same systems during these tests as we do during a sleep study.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests
These are the daytime nap tests that we perform to see if you can stay awake in a sleep-conducive environment, such as a dark, quiet room.