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Sleep Studies

SomnoSleep Consultants

Sleep Medicine in Northern Virginia

If daytime sleepiness or loud snoring is making life difficult, you might need a sleep study to find out what’s going on. By partnering with MedPrime Sleep, we offer overnight sleep studies at their sleep labs in Northern Virginia. Our sleep team conducts diagnostic sleep studies to identify sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other disruptive sleep disorders. Find out if you qualify for sleep studies by calling the SomnoSleep Consultants or schedule a consultation online today.

Sleep Studies Q & A

What are sleep studies?

Sleep studies are testing services that can diagnose sleep disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. They also help identify the causes of snoring, daytime sleepiness, and persistent fatigue.

The SomnoSleep providers offer in-home sleep studies that allow you to monitor your breathing patterns and heart rate while you sleep in the comfort of your own home. They also provide nocturnal polysomnograms (PSG) testing at the in-office sleep labs. 

What are PSG sleep studies?

PSG sleep studies require that you spend the night in the sleep lab. While you sleep, a sleep specialist will monitor vital information about your health and your sleep habits.

SomnoSleep uses three types of overnight sleep studies to learn more about your sleep quality. These include:

Diagnostic evaluation

During a diagnostic evaluation sleep study, a sleep specialist monitors your sleep without any intervention. This type of study helps to diagnose or rule out sleep disorders.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration

During a CPAP titration study, you will wear a CPAP device that delivers continuous oxygen into your body through a mask you wear over your face.

This study can determine if supplemental oxygen effectively relieves breathing issues and other sleep apnea symptoms.

Split night study

A split night study combines both the diagnostic evaluation and CPAP titration studies to evaluate your breathing and sleep quality.

Your study begins with a diagnostic evaluation of your sleep and breathing habits, then switches to CPAP titration to determine how breathing improvements affect your sleep. 

What happens during sleep studies?

At the sleep lab, you will lie comfortably in a private room. Your provider will attach sensors to your face, scalp, throat, chest, fingers, and legs. These sensors aren’t painful and will provide valuable information about your health and sleep quality.

You can bring your own pillow and other comforts to make it easier for you to fall asleep. While you sleep, the sleep specialists will monitor and record information about your:

  • Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Airflow
  • Heart rate
  • Muscle tone
  • Eye movements
  • Leg movements
  • Brainwave patterns

At the end of your study, your specialist will discuss your diagnosis and the available treatments to improve your sleep quality.

Learn more about the diagnostic benefits of sleep studies by calling the SomnoSleep Consultants office or book an appointment online today.