Testing Information

Sleep & Live Well Diagnostic Center offers a variety of sleep testing to aid in discovering the underlying cause of sleep concerns. All sleep studies performed at our center are able to be performed during the day or at night, based upon a person’s normal sleep and wake cycle. Details of each sleep study offered at our American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited sleep center are listed below:

Polysomnogram (PSG)

is a sleep study conducted for six to eight hours during the time a person is typically sleeping. The study provides a comprehensive overview about a person’s sleep and is often performed to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of the most common sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), narcolepsy, primary snoring, sleep walking, sleep talking, or bruxism (teeth grinding). Parameters evaluated include sleep posture, sleep stages, arousals, periodic limb movements, snoring, apneas, heart rate, and oxygen levels for the entire duration of the recording. A comprehensive report with the impression and recommendations of the board-certified sleep specialist interpreting the study is generated.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration

is a sleep study conducted for six to eight hours during the time a person is typically sleeping. The study is performed once a person has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. The person is introduced with several styles of masks and educated on PAP use. The patient sleeps with a PAP mask and the technologist titrates the PAP pressure to reduce/eliminate apneas, hypopneas, and snoring, resulting in more restful sleep. Parameters evaluated are the same as a PSG along with pap titration pressures. A comprehensive report with the impression and recommendations of the board-certified sleep specialist interpreting the study is generated.

Split Night Polysomnogram

is a sleep study conducted for six to eight hours during the time a person is typically sleeping (at night or during the day for shift workers). The study provides both a diagnostic overview, including at least two hours of sleep with the presence of moderate to severe sleep apnea and a treatment overview, including a titration summary. Parameters evaluated, are those of a PSG and PAP titration combined, with a distinction between the diagnostic and treatment portion. A comprehensive report with the impression and recommendations of the board-certified sleep specialist interpreting the study is generated.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

is a sleep study conducted immediately following a polysomnogram the night before when at least 6 hours of total sleep time is recorded. The MSLT is a series of four-five nap opportunities performed at two hour intervals. The first nap begins between 1.5 and 3 hours from the end of the polysomnogram the night before. This test is conducted primarily to confirm suspected narcolepsy.

Positive Airway Pressure Nap (PAPNAP)

is a sleep study conducted to assist individuals presenting with apprehensions, difficulties, and intolerance to PAP therapy. Individuals are provided with the necessary techniques and education to aid in the advancement of increased use of PAP therapy. Common barriers to PAP therapy that are addressed during a PAPNAP are intolerance to pressure, claustrophobia or anxiety, interface desensitization, and difficulty falling asleep with therapy. The PAPNAP concludes typically mid afternoon.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)

is a sleep study conducted immediately following a polysomnogram the night before when at least 6 hours of total sleep time is recorded. The MWT is a series of four trials performed at two hour intervals. The first trial begins between 1.5 and 3 hours from the end of the polysomnogram the night before. This test is performed to assess a person’s ability to remain awake in a quiet dark room with a small amount of light. The MWT concludes typically mid afternoon and the patient is instructed to follow up to discuss results.

Home Sleep Testing (HST)

Sleep & Live Well Diagnostic Center offers premium accommodations for individuals undergoing sleep testing in our AASM accredited sleep center. In addition, we understand some patients may prefer to have a home sleep study and offer this option to patients when possible. Dr. Martha Frankowski will take the time to discuss your sleep concerns, and based on your health history and other factors, will be able to suggest the best option for sleep testing.