What to Expect at Southern Regional Sleep Diagnostic Centers
So, you're wondering what actually happens during a sleep study. For
most people, it's as easy as falling asleep.
When you arrive at the
sleep center closest to your home, you'll be shown to your private bedroom, with similar amenities to
what you have at home. When you're ready to go to bed, a technician
will place some small sensors on your head and chest.
Then, you just turn off the lights and doze off as you would on any other
night. As you sleep, the technicians will record your heart rate, temperature
and other vital information from a separate room. They'll also make
notes regarding your sleep patterns, breathing, and brain and heart function.
When you wake in the morning, you just get up and go to work at your usual
time. The sleep techs will send your study for interpretation by a physician
who specializes in sleep medicine. Your regular doctor will then share
the findings and recommendations with you.
If you then require treatment for sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or
another sleep disorder, your doctor will work with you, the sleep center
and specialist physicians to find a solution that both fixes your sleep
disorder and fits your lifestyle.
To learn more, or schedule a sleep study, call