Sleep Study: What It Is, What To Expect?
Koala® Centers For Sleep & TMJ Disorders provides at-home sleep studies for those who are suffering from sleep disorders and having difficulty sleeping. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. Note that at-home sleep tests are only available in Dunlap/Peoria, IL and Mishawaka, IN at this time.
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A sleep test is a diagnostic procedure used to identify and diagnose sleep disorders. There are different types of sleep studies, including attended sleep studies and at-home sleep studies.
An attended sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram, is a diagnostic procedure conducted in a laboratory to assess a person’s sleep patterns and detect potential sleep disorders. During an attended sleep study, you stay overnight at a sleep lab in a specialized sleep room equipped with monitoring equipment. Please note, Koala Centers do not provide attended sleep studies. However, if you require one, we will work with a local lab for the procedure and discuss the findings with you afterward. Some comorbid health conditions require an attended sleep study.
At certain Koala Centers, we offer convenient and accessible home sleep studies using SleepImage technology. With our at-home sleep studies, you can undergo a comprehensive evaluation of your sleep patterns and potential sleep disorders from the comfort of your own home.
SleepImage is an innovative technology that utilizes a thin, wireless sensor to monitor your sleep quality and breathing patterns. This non-invasive sensor is worn comfortably on your finger. It collects data while you sleep, providing valuable insights into your sleep health. After your home sleep test, your data will be easily and securely uploaded to your physician’s cloud-based platform. Our sleep specialists will analyze the data and provide you with a detailed report, along with personalized recommendations for improving your sleep quality at your follow-up visit.
For your sleep test, you can expect a seamless and user-friendly experience that provides valuable insights into your sleep quality. The general process is as follows:
● Easy setup – SleepImage is designed to be user-friendly. Bring your cell phone or tablet to the office when you are scheduled to pick up your at-home sleep test. Our team will assist you in downloading the SleepImage app to your cell phone or tablet and syncing the ring device. We will go over how to prepare for your sleep study and ensure you are ready for the test at home
● Comfortable sleep – Once the equipment is set up, you can sleep in your own bed, ensuring a comfortable and familiar sleep environment. The monitoring device will measure your sleep parameters, such as heart rate, breathing, and body movement, without causing any disturbance.
● Data collection – Throughout the night, the SleepImage technology will collect detailed data about your sleep patterns. After the data collection is completed, you can easily forward this information to the doctor using the app.
● Comprehensive follow-up – After the sleep test, you will have the opportunity to discuss the results provided by a board-certified physician. They will interpret the data, explain the findings, provide a diagnosis if applicable, and recommend appropriate treatment options to improve your sleep quality.
If you’re wondering whether you need a sleep test, there are a few signs and symptoms to watch out for that may indicate the need for further evaluation. If you often experience excessive daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, morning headaches, or frequent awakenings during the night, it could be a sign of an underlying sleep disorder. Other potential indicators include difficulty falling asleep, restless leg movements, or gasping or choking sensations during sleep.
At our sleep treatment centers, our team of professionals are here to help. We’ll take the time to understand your unique situation and figure out if a sleep test is the next step for you. It’s all about getting to the bottom of any underlying sleep disorders and finding the best treatment options to improve your sleep and, in turn, your quality of life. Don’t let sleep troubles hold you back any longer! Give us a call today to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards better sleep.
SleepImage is a cutting-edge technology that offers an effective solution for diagnosing sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. With its advanced capabilities, SleepImage provides an accurate and reliable method of diagnosing sleep apnea, allowing patients to receive timely and appropriate treatment.
Sleep apnea is characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep, leading to poor sleep quality, daytime fatigue, and a range of health issues. SleepImage utilizes sleek and user-friendly technology to monitor key physiological parameters during sleep, including heart rate, breathing patterns, and sleep quality. By collecting and analyzing this data, our team can identify and diagnose sleep apnea with precision.
With a sleep study, individuals can have peace of mind knowing that they are receiving a comprehensive and reliable diagnosis for sleep apnea. By promptly identifying this sleep disorder, our team can help you take the necessary steps to improve your sleep quality, overall health, and quality of life.