SLEEP STUDY

Polysomnography refers to a method of evaluating multiple physiologic variables. By convention, this term has become associated with overnight evaluations involving sleep state determination.

Memorial Premier Sleep Center utilizes computerized polysomnographic equipment which collects and stores up to 16 channels of digital physiologic data per bed. Sleep technicians set up the patients and monitor all night recordings. Reports are generated and data from these recordings is reviewed by a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. After this review, the report is given to the appointed medical director. He reviews the record for technical competency and sleep-related pathology, performs an interpretation, and consults with the referring physician.

Memorial Premier Sleep Center performs both nasal CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and BIPAP (bi-level positive airway pressure) titrations on patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Technicians perform these titrations in the sleep laboratory. The pressure is titrated until all respiratory events including snoring are alleviated.

The sleep center evaluates a wide range of sleeping disorders including the parasomnias, insomnia, and narcolepsy on adolescent through adult populations.

 

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