Overnight 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 sensors 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 be introduced to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask and machine. Halfway through the night, should the study reveal that you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, our technologist will wake you to implement CPAP and determine the best pressure needed to maintain an open airway while sleeping. Overnight sleep tests are completed by 6:00 to 7:00 am.
At your follow-up office visit, a Whitney Sleep board certified sleep specialist will review your sleep study results and determine a treatment plan for you. When a CPAP is prescribed, one of our clinicians will assist you in finding the best 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 at Whitney Sleep Center. Our goal is to help you start sleeping better right away.