What to Expect From a Sleep Study

Sleep studies are painless and designed to encourage easy, normal sleep. When you arrive for your sleep study, a Whitney Sleep Center sleep technologist will carefully prepare you for the study and attach probes to measure your breathing rate, oxygen levels, heart rhythm, brain waves, and the movements of your eyes, chin and legs while you sleep. The volume of your snoring will also be measured.

 

Before going to sleep you will also be fitted with a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) mask and machine. Should the study reveal that you have obstructive sleep apnea our technologist will wake you to test your sleep wearing the CPAP and to determine the best airway pressure needed to manage your sleep apnea.

 

Overnight sleep tests are completed by 6:30 am to 7:00 am.

 

A Whitney Sleep Center doctor will review your sleep study results and determine a treatment plan for you. When a CPAP is prescribed, one of our respiratory therapists will assist you in finding the best CPAP equipment for your needs.

 

Sleep supplies including CPAP and bi-level CPAP machines, nasal pillows, nasal and full face masks, and other accessories are available for purchase at the Whitney Sleep Center. Our goal is to help you start sleeping better right away.

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