What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is a safe and simple evaluation of how your body functions during sleep. It is performed by a registered sleep technician. The information collected during a sleep study will determine if you have a sleep disorder. It issimilar to having an x-ray to determine if you have a broken bone. If you do have a sleep disorder, it is important to be diagnosed and treated. Sleep disorders can contribute to other diseases as stated.
What should I expect during a sleep study?
An order for a sleep study from your health care provider is required at our facility.
There are is no prep required for a sleep study. We ask that you refrain from nappingthe day of the study, bring your prescribed home medications and a list of your medications. We will be monitoring your heart rate and rhythm, oxygen saturation, breathing, sleep stages and muscle movements.
Northeast Louisiana is an outpatient procedure. Patients normally arrive at approximately 7:30 p.m. and leave the following morning. We perform testing 7 days per week. No sedation is used during the study. Patients' take their home medications as prescribed by their doctor. You will stay in a private room. You will bring comfortable sleep clothes from home. Technicians will assist you with any ambulation or speech needs.
Positive airway pressure (CPAP) or Bi-leve positive airway pressure
Weight loss/ body position modification
Other recommendations made by your physician
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