Sleep Testing

 

At Emery Sleep Solutions we specialize in sleep testing services for Apopka and all of Orlando. From PSGs to CPAP tests, sleep exams help determine the severity and condition of your disorder, whether it be a mild issue, such as snoring or apnea, or a more severe problem, such as insomnia or narcolepsy. Under the supervision of our trained sleep technicians, individuals will visit the sleep lab to undergo a series of tests to identify and resolve sleep-related problems and address any concerns.

Most sleep studies will last about 6 hours and measure everything from eye movement and brain waves to facial twitches and breathing cycles. While sleep tests will require a number of wires, sensors and apparatuses, our sleep lab—area of sleep where we measure your sleep rhythms—ensures you remain in a comfortable, temperature-control roomed with your own personal privacy.

Polysomnogram

Known simply as PSG, polysomnograms record brain activity, track limb movements, and record heart and eye rates to determine the type of sleep disorder. As your first sleep test, a PSG will help provide our experts with the necessary data to analyze and record the physical activities of your sleep cycle. If our experts determine you may have sleep apnea, a split night study will be conducted. During a split night study, technicians will wake you to place a CPAP mask and continue testing.

A basic setup of a PSG test.

As an alternative to CPAP, some technicians order a Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure device to inject more into the lungs. By adding more air, patients can sleep without interruption.

Compared to a CPAP, a BiPAP does not require patients to exhale against the added air pressure. For some, exhaling against the pressure can be cumbersome, prompting technicians to order a CPAP.

CPAP Titration 

Regarded as the best form of testing for sleep apnea, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy delivers pressurized air through the nasal passage to open the patient’s throat. CPAPs will require a full night of testing where technicians will adjust the air pressure to improve the breathing capabilities of an individual.

MSLT

Multiple Sleep Latency Tests measure the degree of sleep tendencies of a patient. Conducted during the daytime, MSLTs typically require five, 30-minute naps that begin every two hours during the day. MSLTs will measure the time required to fall asleep and measure changes in REM sleep to determine if an individual has narcolepsy.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test

MWTs measure a patient’s ability to remain alert during the day. Conducted during the day, MWTs are conducted by a series of four, 20-minute non-nap periods scheduled two hours apart. MWTs ensure that a sleep disorder treatment serves as an effective means for eliminating the condition.

 

 

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