Summit Healthcare's Sleep Center offers a variety of sleep studies, including; home sleep tests, diagnostic, split night, Titration, Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefullness tests. Our Sleep Center is also accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
What Is A Sleep Study?
A sleep study, or Polysomnography, is an extensive test used to diagnose sleep disorders. A sleep study monitors various elements of your body while you sleep, including your brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing.
If you have already been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, a sleep study can be preformed to help start, or modify your treatment plan.
A sleep study can be preformed at home or in a sleep center.
How To Prepare
- You will be given intake forms, please ensure they are filled out and you bring them with you to your appointment.
- Do not drink caffeine after 12 noon (coffee, tea, chocolate, soft drinks).
- Absolutely NO ALCOHOL on the day of your sleep
- Do not take a nap or sleep in on the day of your
- Come with clean skin and dry hair, without lotions, makeup, oils, hair spray/hair gel,
- Please bring appropriate night apparel, pajamas and/or toiletries you may need (toothpaste, toothbrush).
- If you wish, you may bring your own pillow and/or
- If you currently use a CPAP or Bi-PAP, bring your mask and
- Oral hygiene should be done prior to arrival to the Sleep Center. Prior to arrival take your nightly medications at If you take sleep aids, narcotics or anything that can impair driving you can bring them with you and take them at the Sleep Center. The technician does not dispense medication.
What You Can Expect
- All sleep studies include audio and video. We respect your privacy and will inform you when the audio and video monitoring is turned on.
- It can take up to 45 minutes to apply the sensors that record your
- EEG (electroencephalogram), EKG (electrocardiogram), EMG (electromyogram) and oxygen saturation are monitored throughout the study.
- Alcohol wipes, skin barrier wipes, gauze, skin prep gel, conductive paste and skin friendly tape are used for skin preparation for this test. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to these products, please let us know prior to your exam.
All beds in the Sleep Center are adjustable, please ask the technologist for instructions.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is used for some sleep studies and for patients who show signs of sleep apnea. You may be asked to try CPAP during your sleep study.
After Your Study
- The technician will wake you up at 5:30 am.
- If you were dropped off or are unable to drive, please have transportation ready in advance. Inform them you will need to be picked up between 6:00 m. - 6:30 a.m. If your ride is later than 6:30 a.m. you will be escorted to the main lobby to wait for your ride.
- You will be asked to complete a post-sleep questionnaire before you leave.