Sleep disorders can be an incredibly disruptive part of life, with many short and long-term effects on your overall health. Whether it’s insomnia or sleep apnea, a sleep disorder should be addressed as soon as possible so you can have more restful nights. If you suspect you may have a sleep disorder, USA Sleep Diagnostic Services is a sleep center that can help determine what’s keeping you awake at night.
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is a test that monitors the body’s functions during sleep to determine why a person is experiencing a sleep disorder. These studies mostly look for inconsistencies in brain activity or muscle movement, as these are often the key signs of a sleep disorder. They are typically noninvasive, and only require patients to sleep while a specialist analyzes incoming data.
What a Sleep Study Can Help Determine
Sleep studies can help identify numerous sleep-related disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, and night terrors, as well as complications with your sleep cycle. They can also be used to find other severe conditions, such as sleep-related seizures. Sleep studies are known to have a wide range of utility, so odds are there is one version of a sleep study test that can help determine what’s keeping you from getting a good night’s rest.
Sleep Studies USA Sleep Diagnostic Services Offers
USA Sleep Diagnostic Services prides itself on delivering a variety of sleep studies so we can help you get to the bottom of your problem. While some sleep disorders may not be completely unique in their symptoms, our specialists are trained to narrow down your specific issue using any sleep study necessary. We know how important it is to sleep well every night, and we won’t rest until you can.
Below are some of the sleep studies we provide.
A polysomnogram monitors several body functions during sleep, including eye movement, brain activity, heart rate and rhythm, and breathing rate. These tests can be done in a hospital or sleep center, and the wide range of functions being monitored can help narrow down what the issue is if something isn’t occurring as it should.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) measures how long it takes for a person to fall asleep. This test also determines whether REM sleep occurs upon falling asleep, which is usually an indication of whether or not someone is properly falling asleep. Multiple sleep latency tests are most often used to test for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia.
Home Sleep Testing (HST)
One of the more convenient sleep studies, a home sleep test involves an individual using things like a portable monitor, finger clip, and airflow sensor to measure oxygen saturation, heart rate, sleep position, and many more indications of a sleep disorder all from the comfort of your own home.
A CPAP titration is an overnight sleep study used to properly establish CPAP therapy. CPAP is a common treatment used for sleep apnea, and a CPAP titration is used to find the right amount of air pressure to relieve any upper airway obstruction. This kind of study is often conducted following a separate sleep study in the same night, otherwise known as a split-night sleep study.
What to Expect After Your Study
Once your sleep study is complete, our professional sleep specialists will analyze all compiled data to determine your specific sleep disorder. We’ll then help you find the right treatment based
on your results, and provide resources that will allow you to get the full assistance you need.
Contact USA Sleep Diagnostic Services Today to Get Started
If a sleep study sounds right for you, schedule an appointment with USA Sleep Diagnostic Services today. Our team of licensed professionals is committed to quality care, and we want you to leave one of our sleep centers knowing that you’ll have more restful nights in the future. Call us at +1-888-792-4445 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started with your care.