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Information About Sleep Testing

What to expect during your sleep study

Note that Infinity Sleep Solutions and STARS Healthcare only provide sleep diagnostic and treatment services and no other type of medical service. If any further consultation or service is required, you may need to seek that service independently.


DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES

  • In order to measure the various characteristics of your sleep, small metal button sensors will be applied, by wax and/or tape, to your scalp to locations approximately one-half inch away from my eyes, and also under your chin, for the purpose of measuring your brain waves and the quality of your sleep. No electric currents or shocks will be given to you through these “electrodes”.
  • In addition, a small sensor will be taped to your chest, just below the right and left clavicle, as well as one on the rib cage to measure your heart beat.
  • Elastic stretch bands will be placed around your chest, and around your abdomen to measure your breathing effort during sleep.
  • An oxygen sensor will be taped to your finger or toe to measure your blood oxygen levels during sleep. These oxygen sensors will not penetrate your skin because needles are not used.
  • A small wire will be placed on your face under your nose to measure the air flow which passes through your nose and mouth during your breathing and sleep.
  • Small electrodes will be taped to your legs and /or arms to measure the respective muscle movements during sleep.
  • A small sensor will be taped to your neck to monitor your levels of snoring.
  • The entire sleep study will be monitored by a trained polysomnography Technician/Technologist via infrared audio-visual CCTV (closed circuit television) and recorded for physician review.

TREATMENT PROCEDURES

  • If, as a result of the diagnostic procedures, your physician had pre-determined that nasal Continuous Positive Pressure (CPAP), Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-Level PAP) or oxygen therapy should be administered to treat my breathing during sleep, you will be asked to at least try the treatment for a period of time. Understand that the use of any of these treatments for one night is a common, medically accepted procedure.
  • As part of the diagnostic and safety monitoring involved in your sleep study, there will be continuous audio-visual tape recording of you by a video camera which records a picture or “movie” of your sleep (even in almost total darkness of the Sleep Clinic) and by a sensitive microphone which can detect your breathing noises and your speech. This recording may be reviewed by the Sleep Clinic physician's and Technicians/Technologists to help diagnose your condition and as a way of checking and upgrading Technician/Technologist perform

Useful links for Sleep Education