Sleep studies provide a safe and noninvasive way to diagnose sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, snoring, and insomnia. At NY Metro Sleep in the Bronx, New York, double-board-certified sleep medicine specialist Rajendra M. Rampersaud, MD, and his team offer several types of sleep studies to people of all ages. Call the New York City-based office to request a sleep study consultation today or book online.
A sleep study is an overnight exam that monitors your brain and body during sleep. It provides a safe and noninvasive way to identify potentially serious problems like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
During sleep studies, a computer records crucial information, including your eye movements, the oxygen levels in your blood, and whether or not you snore. The team analyzes the data afterward and uses it to help guide treatment.
The NY Metro Sleep team offers several types of sleep studies, including:
Polysomnography is the gold standard of sleep studies. It occurs onsite at NY Metro Sleep and monitors your heart rate, snoring, body positioning and movements, muscle activity, respiratory effort, and airflow. The team uses that information to diagnose sleep apnea or insomnia.
This sleep study measures how quickly you fall asleep and how fast you enter rapid eye movement (REM) sleep during daytime naps. The NY Metro Sleep team uses this sleep test to diagnose narcolepsy (a disorder that causes you to fall asleep suddenly).
If you have sleep apnea, the team recommends a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration test. During CPAP titration, your provider determines the amount of air pressure needed to keep your airways open during sleep. At the end of the test, the team programs your CPAP machine for home use.
A home sleep test monitors your sleeping patterns from the comfort of your home. It’s similar to polysomnography but not as accurate. That’s because home testing only monitors your breathing and heart rate (but not your brain waves).
After a review of your medical records and a discussion of your lifestyle, the NY Metro Sleep team can determine the sleep study that will most benefit you.
NY Metro Sleep conducts professional sleep studies onsite.
On the day of your study, arrive at the office two hours before your normal bedtime so that you can wind down. Make sure to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and other stimulants.
Before getting into bed, your provider attaches a series of electrodes to your skin. The electrodes monitor various bodily functions and the stages of sleep.
Call NY Metro Sleep to see if you can benefit from a sleep study today or book online.