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Sleep Disorder Testing & Diagnoses

Sleep Disorder Testing

Sleep studies are interpreted by physicians certified in sleep medicine or by sleep specialists. our hospital has partnered with Mays & Associate--a leader in sleep disease testing. 

When is the report given?

Reports are normally available in 24-48 hours after testing. The report includes findings, diagnosis and recommendations from the Medical Sleep Specialists

What types of testing are available?

  • Polysomnography (Sleep Study)
  • Continuous and Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure titrations.
Sleep Disorder Diagnoses

After your sleep test you may be diagnosed with one of the following sleep disorders:

Sleep Apnea - a disorder of breathing during sleep that typically is accompanied by loud snoring and consists of brief periods throughout the night in which breathing stops. There are two major types:

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common, it is due to an obstruction in the airway during sleep.
  2. Central Apnea is caused by a delay in the signal from the brain to breathe.

Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep or awakening too early. Insomnia can be transient, short-term, or chronic in nature.

Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder affecting the brain where regulation of sleep and wakefulness take place.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a discomfort in the legs that is commonly referred to as a crawling, tingling/prickling sensations.

Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep (PLMS) is a variation of RLS and is characterized by leg movements or jerks which typically occur every 20 to 40 seconds during sleep.

Parasomnia (Sleep Terrors) is characterized by a sudden arousal from slow wave sleep with a piercing scream or cry accompanied by autonomic and behavioral manifestations of intense fear.

Hypersomnia is a persistent sleepiness despite having adequate sleep periods.

Somnambulism (Sleepwalking) is a series of complex behaviors that are initiated during slow wave sleep and result in walking during sleep.

Bruxism is a stereotyped movement disorder characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep.