Patient Info

PatientInfo

AASM Accredited Facility Member H 75

Your physician has ordered a polysomnogram (PSG).  This study is indicated for the evaluation of sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements in sleep, parasomnias (abnormal sleep related behaviors).

What to Expect

Once you arrive at the sleep center, a technician will be there to greet you and escort you to your room. You may change into your sleep attire and get comfortable.  When you are ready, and with your consent, the technician will enter your room to apply sensors and electrodes necessary for the test.  This process may take up to 30 minutes.  Sensors will be applied to your legs, face and scalp and flexible belts will be placed around your chest and abdomen to get an accurate assessment of your respiratory effort.  Our rooms are completely private, sound proof, and contain a full bathroom for your convenience.  You will be monitored and videotaped while in your room.  Unless otherwise instructed, the study will conclude by 6:00 AM.

After the Test

At the conclusion of the recording, the technician will remove the sensors/electrodes and you may shower and get dressed.   There will be a short questionnaire and survey for you to fill out before you leave.  Per sleep center protocol, the technologist is not be permitted to discuss the findings of the study with you; the results will be available after the study has been interpreted by one of our board certified sleep specialists.

Important

Please inform our staff of any special needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.