A sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram, is a medical test that is used to diagnose sleep disorders and evaluate the quality of a person’s sleep. It involves monitoring various physiological functions during sleep, such as brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, heart rate, and breathing.

During a sleep study, the patient is typically asked to spend the night in a sleep laboratory or clinic, where they are hooked up to a series of electrodes and other monitoring equipment. These devices record the patient’s physiological responses to different stages of sleep, as well as any interruptions or disruptions in their sleep patterns.

Sleep studies can be used to diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and periodic limb movement disorder. They can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments for these disorders, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for sleep apnea.

Sleep studies are generally safe and non-invasive, and patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately after the test is complete. However, it is important to discuss any concerns or questions about the procedure with a healthcare professional before undergoing a sleep study.

Sonoran Sleep Center provides comprehensive evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment options for sleep disorders, including sleep studies. We also offer home sleep testing, which allows our patients to complete a sleep study in the comfort of their own home. If you have questions about sleep studies and how we can help, or to request an appointment, please call our office at (602) 206-6262 today!

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