Services and Diagnostic Tests
Home Sleep Studies:
Home Sleep Test (HST) measures oxygen saturation, heart rate, airflow, movement in your chest and abdomen and it will also record time spent snoring in order to diagnose sleep apnea
Polysomnography, a type of sleep study, is a multi-parametric test used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated PSG. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study.
A CPAP titration study is a type of in-lab sleep study used to calibrate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. CPAP is a common treatment used to manage sleep-related breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and hypoventilation and hypoxemia.
There are several different masks to use with CPAP. A durable medical equipment company completes a mask fitting to make sure each patient is given the most appropriate and effective mask.
MSLT (multiple sleep latency test):
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) 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.
MWT (maintenance of wakefulness test):
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is a daytime sleep study that measures your ability to stay awake and alert during the day. The MWT can also tell your doctor how well your treatment is working. Before the test. A MWT is usually done the day after a polysomnogram (PSG) and takes most of the day.
Overnight pulse oximetry to evaluate nocturnal hypoxia:
Overnight (nocturnal) home oximetry is a test to monitor and record the level of oxygen in your blood as you sleep through the night at home. With this test, an oxygen sensor is clipped to your finger and connected to a machine called anoximeter.
Prior to the study, a sleep technologist will place sensors on your scalp, face, chest and legs. These sensors will record brainwave activity (to assess sleep stage), eye movements, muscle activity, heart rhythm, body movements, nasal/oral airflow, respiratory effort and oxygenation. In addition, your body position will be observed on video camera.
How to prepare for a successful sleep study:
- Please bathe and have your hair shampooed prior to your arrival. Do not use body lotions, hair spray, hair oils, or any other hair products. All hair weaves, extensions, etc. should be removed prior to your appointment. Make sure all make-up is removed as well.
- Try to avoid taking naps during the day of your sleep study.
- Avoid nonprescription drugs the day of your sleep study. You may take prescribed medications unless your physician instructs you otherwise.
- Eat a light dinner before your arrival.
- Avoid any alcoholic beverages the day of your sleep study.
- Try to avoid any products containing caffeine – coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, chocolate, etc. – the day of your test.
- Bring the following with you to your sleep study:
- Two piece sleeping attire, (for example shorts and T-shirt.)
- A favorite pillow, blanket, etc. if you have one, but we have plenty.
- Any prescription medications you would need to take at night.
WE DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO STAY WITH YOU UNLESS YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
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How it Works
Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.
Why choose Inspire?
Alternative to CPAP
Inspire treats the root cause of sleep apnea by applying gentle stimulation to key airway muscles during sleep, allowing you to breathe normally, and more importantly, sleep without a mask, hose, or machine.
Inspire is placed under the skin of the neck and chest during a short, outpatient procedure. Shortly after the procedure, Inspire is turned on and you’ll be ready to get the sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
Inspire was FDA approved in 2014 and has been proven both safe and effective in multiple clinical studies. It is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body with just the click of a button.