Sleep Studies

What Is a Sleep Study?

A sleep study, or polysomnography, is a test used in the diagnosis of sleep disorders or underlying neuropathic issues. A sleep study measures your brain waves, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing patterns. Testing may also include monitoring eye and leg activity during sleep.

Information obtained during sleep studies can help in the development of a healthy sleep treatment plan.

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Sleep Study Results

After sleep study results are obtained, polysomnography technicians and your doctor will analyze the results and begin to treat your particular sleep disorder. Sleep test results commonly include:

  • Brain waves and eye movement
  • Heart rate, breathing patterns and changes in blood oxygen levels
  • Leg movements or unusual movements during sleep
  • Instructions for use if a CPAP device is recommended

This information will dictate how a healthy sleep treatment plan will be designed based on any sleep test abnormalities or sleep disorders.

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If you are suffering from a sleep disorder or unhealthy sleep patterns, Banner Health can help. Our dedicated team of sleep specialists can diagnose your unique symptoms and design a healthy sleep treatment plan based on your sleep disorder test results.