Our private sleep study suite contains a large comfortable bed, a private bathroom and a television. While you rest, Virginia Gay Hospital technicians continuously and unobtrusively monitor audio and video information via advanced digital polysomnography.
During the study, we assess your sleep stages by recording brainwaves (EEG), eye movements (EOG) and muscle tone (EMG). We also carefully examine your breathing throughout the night by measuring your airflow, breathing effort, snoring and oxygen saturation. Leg movements and heart rate (ECG) are also monitored to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your sleep.
Types of Sleep Studies we Offer:
This study measures your sleep without any intervention. It’s typically used to diagnose or rule out a disorder.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration
During a CPAP titration, the technologist adjusts the setting on the CPAP machine to determine how much air pressure is needed to normalize your breathing.
Split Night Study
A split night study is a combination of a diagnostic and CPAP titration study. The first half is used to diagnose sleep apnea and then midway through the night CPAP is started. The sleep tech spends the rest of the night adjusting the pressure until breathing has been normalized.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
The 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.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.
Virginia Gay Hospital is accredited for sleep study services by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of standards. ACHC is a third-party accreditation organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality healthcare products and services to consumers.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
Accreditation requires healthcare organizations to demonstrate compliance with specific quality and process standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care. If you have any concerns about the product or service that you receive from Virginia Gay Hospital, you may contact ACHC directly at 855-937-2242.