A home sleep test is one way to detect obstructive sleep apnea in the comfort of your own home. The test monitors your airflow, oxygen and breathing effort while you sleep.
A Polysomnography sleep study is done in our facility to diagose a variety of sleep disorders. Polysomnography monitors your sleep stages and cycles to identify if or when your sleep patterns are disrupted and why.
Positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment uses a machine to pump air under pressure into the airway of the lungs. This helps keep the windpipe open during sleep. The forced air delivered by CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) prevents episodes of airway collapse that block the breathing in people with obstructive sleep apnea and other breathing problems.
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test is a sleep disorder diagnostic tool. It is used to measure the time elapsed from the start of a daytime nap period to the first signs of sleep, called sleep latency. The test is based on the idea that the sleepier people are, the faster they will fall asleep.
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is used to measure how alert you are during the day. It shows whether or not you are able to stay awake for a defined period of time. This is an indicator of how well you are able to function and remain alert in quiet times of inactivity.