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If you’re struggling to get restful sleep, a sleep study may help diagnose the underlying conditions that are affecting your nights. Sleep disorder testing at Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine can identify sleep apnea or other conditions that keep you awake, so you can get the treatment you need for a sound sleep.
Anyone who seeks treatment for a sleep disorder needs testing before treatment can begin. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, those are obvious symptoms that you need sleep testing to determine the underlying health issues that keep you awake. Other symptoms of a sleep disorder may be more subtle, so you might consider sleep disorder testing if you notice unusual tiredness during the day, an urge to nap frequently, irritability, anxiousness, or depression. All of these things are signs of a potential sleep issue that can be diagnosed through a sleep study.
During your sleep disorder testing, you spend the night sleeping while wearing special equipment attached to your body with electrodes. The electrodes record physiological information about your sleep patterns throughout the night. The machines monitor your breathing rate, heart rate, blood oxygen level, eye movements, and leg movements to determine the stages of sleep you go through, and what parts of your sleep cycle indicate a potential issue.
Home sleep studies offer the same diagnostic benefits as in-clinic sleep disorder testing, but you can stay in your bed at home instead of checking into a sleep center for the night. The familiarity of your home environment may give a better picture of your normal sleep patterns because you’re more comfortable there than in a clinic setting.
Elderly or house-bound people can complete an in-home sleep test without having to arrange transport to a clinic, making home testing a more convenient option. The cost of at-home testing is typically less than an in-clinic sleep study, making it an economical alternative as well.
Sleep disorder testing at our Garden State Sleep Center within our Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine clinic involves an overnight stay in our sleep laboratory. The Garden State Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and all sleep studies at our clinic are overseen by Dr. Davanzo, who is board-certified in sleep medicine.
The sleep disorder testing facilities at the Garden State Sleep Center include private rooms, each with an attached private bathroom that has a shower and toilet for your use during the study. Kitchen amenities are also provided, so you have access to breakfast and snacks during your stay at the sleep center. You are tracked by health practitioners through a low-light camera during your sleep study, and your sleep patterns are recorded. You should avoid stimulants, such as coffee, just before your sleep study to ensure an accurate assessment of your normal sleep patterns.
If you’re ready to participate in a sleep study to determine the right treatment plan for you, Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine offers at-home and in-clinic options for your convenience. Call us today at 732-246-3066 or fill out our online contact form to make an appointment.
Our Garden State Sleep Center includes private bedrooms and bathrooms as well as kitchen amenities.