Valley Sleep Center performs sleep studies in a comfortable, home-like atmosphere. No primary care referral needed for most insurance companies.
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A sleep consultation is a 15 minute appointment with a Board Certified sleep physician who will review your medical history, go over any signs and symptoms you may be experiencing, and order the appropriate sleep test that you need.
The polysomnogram is often the initial sleep test conducted because it can be used to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea. Prior to the test, sensors are attached to various points on the body to capture the required data. Although the sensors are connected to wires and attached to monitoring equipment, most people do not have issues falling asleep during the test.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is generally ordered after a polysomnogram has been completed. This test is conducted during the day and is used to measure day time sleepiness. Used to diagnose parasomnias like narcolepsy, the test is conducted several times over the course of a single day.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing tests how well you can stay alert. Like the MSLT, this test is conducted during the day and can take most of the day. Participants are asked to remain awake during the entire testing period and their ability to remain awake while sitting still and staring straight ahead is measured.
At Home Apnea Screening
Home apnea screening utilizes a small testing device that monitors your breathing, oxygen levels, and snoring to assist in screening for sleep apnea.
This Home-Based Portable Monitor Test differs from a polysomnogram as it monitors less of the body’s activity, is only used in adults with one sleep disorder, and not everyone is a candidate for a home sleep test. The testing equipment and information on how to perform the test will be provided by a sleep center professional upon picking up the equipment.