Sleep Studies

Virginia Gay Hospital offers home sleep study and a private sleep study suite within the hospital if prescribed.

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:

A home sleep study includes equipment that monitors your heart rate, oxygen saturation, breathing, and chest wall movement, while you sleep in the comfort of your own bed and home. The results from a home sleep study can rule out sleep apnea and help diagnose other sleep disorders. If sleep apnea is indicated, an overnight in our private sleep study suite with more sophisticated monitoring capabilities may be prescribed.

This study measures your sleep without any intervention. It’s typically used to diagnose or rule out a disorder.

During a CPAP/BIPAP titration, the technologist adjusts the setting on the CPAP/BIPAP machine to determine how much air pressure is needed to normalize your breathing.

A split night study is a combination of a diagnostic and CPAP/ BIPAP titration study. The first half is used to diagnose sleep apnea and then midway through the night CPAP/ BIPAP is started. The sleep tech spends the rest of the night adjusting the pressure until breathing has been normalized.

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.

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.