So how do we go about diagnosing Sleep Disorders?
Sleep Disorders are diagnosed using an overnight sleep study, called a polysomnogram (PSG). Although a patient’s symptoms and medical history can suggest they might have OSA, until a sleep study is done, the formal diagnosis cannot be made.
A patients medical history and physical examination will be given, with as much detail as possible including any hereditary information. After which an appointment will be made for an overnight study.
The patient stays the entire night and should try to sleep as much as he/she normally does at home.We have made sure that is almost like staying away from home at a hotel, we want your comfort levels to be as high as possible.
We recommend that the patient brings items that will help him/her to be more comfortable such as a pillow, toiletries and pajamas. Patients must also bring all medications that they might need overnight.
Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social and emotional functioning. Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues and can fall into any category of the many types of sleep disorder. After your sleep study is done, you will get a full report and we will advise you on any furthere action that may be required.