During sleep studies at our labs, some of the sleep issues we test for include:
- Sleep Apnea - breathing is interrupted by a physical blockage of the airway or by a problem with the effort of breathing.
- Narcolepsy - the overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even after adequate nighttime sleep.
- Insomnia - an inability to sleep and/or to be incapable of remaining asleep for a sustained period of time.
- Restless Leg Syndrome - an overwhelming desire to move one's legs. This usually occurs while at rest, later in the evening, or just prior to sleep onset.
Some patients are candidates for sleep testing done in their home. This type of testing, called Home Sleep Testing, mainly looks for obstructive sleep apnea. Ask your provider if you may be a candidate for home sleep testing.
Additional testing can be done in the lab over the course of a day, including MSLT (multiple sleep latency testing), and MWT (maintenance of wakefulness testing). Some testing takes place over the course of several weeks, such as actigraphy testing. These tests may be recommended by our sleep specialists after initial overnight testing has been completed.
Please see Sleep Study FAQ’s for more information on each of these tests.