The in-lab sleep study is considered the “gold standard” for diagnosing sleep disorders.
Sunset Sleep provides a safe and supportive environment with minimal anxiety for you. You will sleep overnight in one of our comfortable, private bedrooms. During the study, we will place a number of tiny electrodes on you to monitor brainwaves, heart rate, muscle activity, breathing and snoring. We will also monitor the level of oxygen in your blood and the movement of your chest and abdomen.
Sleep Study Equipment
The monitoring equipment is painless and most people do not find it uncomfortable or an obstacle to falling asleep. A qualified sleep technologist will carefully set you up, explain the procedures and monitor you closely throughout the study. The technical equipment and staff are housed in a separate area from your sleep room.
Our sleep rooms are private, with a comfortable queen or full size bed, cable TV and state of the art diagnostic equipment.
At Home Sleep Screening
Many patients can be effectively screened with one of our new home apnea monitoring systems. This is a simplified version of the in lab study and focuses on nocturnal breathing. These home monitoring devices are used only to diagnose or rule out obstructive sleep apnea. Home sleep screening is convenient and often covered by insurance. Call us for more information and to find out if home monitoring is appropriate for you.