This diagnostic test measures a series of physiological variables during sleep, such as brain electrical activity, respiratory activity, snoring, body position, oxygen levels, EKG, leg muscle movement, eye and chin muscle movement. This test can determine the presence or absence (and type) of sleep disorder. This is also called a baseline polysomnography.
PAP/CPAP or BiLevel Titration
Positive Airway Pressure is the treatment for sleep-disordered breathing. The PAP titration study will determine what level of pressure and type of machine is needed for the patient’s particular situation.
This study is designed to help the patient overcome compliance issues resulting from difficulties with positive pressure therapy.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
This test is administered during the day and is preceded by a full night sleep study. This study consists of 5 naps of a short duration separated by 1-2 hours of wake time. This nap study focuses on sleep latency and REM latency and is a diagnostic tool for Narcolepsy.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
This test is administered during the day and typically follows an all-night sleep study. The test consists of a series of 40-minute naps, during which the patient will attempt to remain awake during conditions which are conducive to sleep. The MWT is used to show the effectiveness of positive pressure therapy. This is predominately ordered for patients in certain career fields such as: pilots, boat captains, bus drivers, truck drivers.
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