What is a sleep study?
A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, measures the quality of a person’s sleep. The sleep study allows our sleep specialist to diagnose and treat many sleep disorders.
The test does NOT hurt. It is painless and non-invasive and occurs in our state-of-the-art sleep laboratory. We use tape or sticky paste to place all electrodes on your child. We do not use any needles or drugs. You and your child will be snuggled in a beautiful comfortable room, similar to what you would find in an upscale hotel room. Our equipment and monitors are located in the central control room so as not to alarm or disrupt you and your child’s sleep.
The data we are gathering while we watch your child sleep includes:
- Brain activity
- Muscle tone
- Heart rate
- Breathing movements and patterns
- Airflow and oxygen levels
- Arm and leg movements