If you’re having a hard time sleeping at night, then you might be suffering from a sleep disorder. Not only can sleep disorders make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, but they can affect your physical and mental health. However, in order to be properly diagnosed with a sleep disorder, you’ll need to undergo a sleep study.
A sleep study is used by doctors to diagnose certain sleep disorders, such as sleep-related breathing disorders, sleep-related seizure disorders, PLMD (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder) or EDS (Excessive Daytime Sleepiness). During the sleep study, the patient’s brain activity, heart rate, eye movements, blood pressure, body movement and oxygen levels will be recorded.
At Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep, we offer patients two options for undergoing a sleep study — they can have the study done from the comfort and convenience of their own home or they can stay overnight at our Garden State Sleep Center. Our sleep center is a state-of-the-art facility that’s accredited by the AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine).
The following tips will help you to prepare for your sleep study so that you can ensure a successful sleep disorder diagnosis:
If you follow these tips to prepare for your sleep study, the chances for a successful diagnosis will be much greater. If you think that you might be suffering from a sleep disorder, contact us at Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep to schedule an appointment today.