When working with a specialist, achieving a proper medical diagnosis of Sleep Disturbed Breathing (SDB) is critical.
A Sleep Study, or sleep apnea test, provides valuable information and a specialist will be able to diagnose the sleep disturbed breathing. Our specialist will categorize your breathing condition into one of these four categories:
- Light Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Moderate OSA
- Severe OSA
Two Types of Sleep Studies:
- Clinical Sleep study
- Home sleep study
Clinic Sleep Study:
A Level 1 Overnight Sleep Study. This sleep test involves spending a night in a private bedroom in a sleep laboratory. A sleep technologist will monitor breathing, physical movements and other parameters during the night.
Home Sleep Study:
A Level 3 Overnight Sleep Study. A Level 3 Sleep Test is a portable sleep test performed in the patient’s home. The sleep test equipment is picked up by the patient at our Office where instructions is provided for its use. It is then returned in the morning where the study data is uploaded for analysis.
For more information regarding the differences between sleep studies please contact us.
Results from Home Sleep Study may measure the following:
Brain activity – EEG
Eye movement – EOG
Jaw movement – EMG
Heart and rhythm – ECG
Leg movement – EMC
Oxygen flow – oximetry
Breathing effort – nasal flow
Breathing pattern – respiratory bands
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