What to Expect at your Sleep Study
Your physician has ordered a sleep study at the BSA Sleep Disorders Center. Sleep disorders can drastically affect your quality of life as well as cause health problems. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, the most prevalent sleep disorder, can lead to or worsen high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, strokes, heart problems, depression, headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness and much more. It is our mission at the BSA Sleep Disorders Center to serve you with compassion, service and dignity. Our Sleep Center has been designed to be much like a nice hotel. Each room is equipped with amenities such as a queen size, air conditioning/heating, ceiling fans, comfortable linens, and comfortable mattresses in each room as well as a recliner and 42-inch television. Television and telephones are allowed prior to lights out. Once you are ready to go to bed all electronics are turned off to ensure that you have the most conducive sleep environment possible. Restrooms and showers are also available.
Once arriving at the Sleep Center you will be shown to your room. The registered technician will explain the test in detail and ask you to make yourself comfortable for bed. Once you are comfortable the technician will apply a few leads. We monitor your heart rate, respirations, oxygen levels, limb movements, brain activity, and chest/abdomen effort while you sleep. There are over 80 sleep disorders. Monitoring these parameters allows the sleep physician to make the best possible diagnosis and treatment plan for you.
On the day of your study, please make sure to remember a few helpful tips:
Upon completion of your study a board-certified sleep specialist will review and interpret it. The sleep specialist will determine the appropriate treatment for your sleep problem.