A sleep study in the lab is called a Polysomnogram

Peace Medical Center’s sleep lab is located in our downtown office. 

It will provide you a warm, welcoming, comfortable experience where our Certified Sleep Technician will greet you and discuss your concerns.  The sleep technician will have information from your sleep consultation as well. 

Each patient is provided his/her own room, you will not have to share it with anyone.  When you are ready it will be lights out and time for sleep.

What to Expect While Sleeping

Electrodes will be applied to your head and body.  The electrodes will monitor your brain waves, sleep activity, and limb movement.  A canula will be placed under your nose to help monitor your breathing.  A pulse oximeter will be on a finger to monitor your pulse and oxygen saturations.

How to Prepare for A Sleep Study

Please be sure your fingernails are free of any gel-based fingernail polish

Any sew in wigs will need to be removed prior to the study

Have your hair and body clean and oil free, avoid using lotions, hair conditioner or any other styling products 12 hours before your appointment as this could interfere with the electrode placements and cause data not to be obtained.

Try to avoid any naps the day of your sleep study, staying away from caffeine helps as well so you will be ready for a good night sleep. 

How Long Does the Sleep Study Last?

Arrival Time is typically between 8:00 – 8:30pm, a specific time will be given to you when your appointment is made

Departure Time is typically between 6am – 7am  

Please discuss any specific variations to this time when your appointment is made as well as with your sleep study technician.

What To Expect After the Study

The sleep technician will compile a report from the data obtained by the electrodes on your head and body as well as the cannula and pulse oximeter.  This report will be given to your Certified Sleep Physician to interpret the findings

This will include:

Heart Rate during the testing  –  Oxygen Desaturation Index (this information refers to the number of times your oxygen level changes while you are sleeping) – Sleep Efficiency (this will report how long you were awake,   how long you were asleep, minutes of REM sleep in stages 1, 2, 3 and 4)  –  Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) (this is the recorded number of events you experienced sleep apnea or hypopnea [partial obstruction])

Alway be sure you have scheduled your follow up sleep study visit with your Certified Sleep Provider to discuss your results