What is a Sleep Study?
An in-lab sleep study (polysomnogramy) records your brain waves, heartbeats and breathing as you sleep. It also charts your eye movements, limb movements and oxygen in your blood. This data will help Dr. Geyer make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Have trouble falling asleep?
Have morning headaches?
Have trouble staying awake during the day?
Have vivid dreams?
Wake up during the night and can’t go back to sleep?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. Contact your physician if you think you might need a sleep study.
Why would I need a sleep study?
Physicians may recommend a sleep study to
Test for sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea.
Evaluate behaviors during sleep.
Titrate or calibrate the levels of continuous positive airway pressure in patients who receive CPAP therapy for sleep related breathing disorders.
why treatment for a sleep disorder is not working.
An in-lab sleep study is the way to ensure that you have the proper diagnosis for a sleep disorder. Speak with your health care provider if you think you might need a sleep study.