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Sleep Studies

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:

Diagnostic Evaluation

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.