Many sleep problems require a sleep study to be properly diagnosed. However, for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, your sleep study needs to be evaluated by an expert—a board-certified sleep specialist. At Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho, you get the highest level of care for your sleep problem.
During a sleep study, you are observed by infrared video camera and hooked up to electrodes that monitor a number of body functions, including:
The total time you actually slept and the time spent at each stage of sleep is also recorded.
Dr. Senthil Ramasamy, our board-certified sleep specialist, evaluates all the data from your sleep study to determine if you have movement disorders, sleep apnea or other medical conditions that require further investigation.
Sleep studies are often conducted to diagnose sleep disorders. In the case of sleep apnea, sleep studies are also used to tailor treatment to each patient.
Treatment sleep studies are done in the same way as diagnostic sleep studies. The difference is that the patient is wearing the sleep mask for CPAP (or Bi-PAP or AutoPAP) so that the air pressure can be titrated to meet your needs and comfort.
Not every sleep problem requires a sleep study for diagnosis and/or treatment. To find out if you need a sleep study, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Ramasamy will meet with you to learn more about your symptoms and explain the diagnostic process. If you do need a sleep study, learn how to prepare for your study so that the results reflect a typical night’s sleep for you.
At Neurology & Sleep Medicine, your sleep study is personally evaluated by our board-certified sleep specialist. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.