1) What is an Overnight Sleep
This is a diagnostic test that
records measurements used to identify sleep stages and
classify sleep disorders. Tiny sensors are connected to the
patientís head, face, chest and legs in order to monitor
various brain and body activity, including brain waves, eye
movements, heart rate, respiration and muscle movements. The
test is neither intrusive, painful, nor uncomfortable and is
2) Can I Fall Asleep With
Those Wires on Me?
Every effort is taken to make the
study as comfortable as possible for the patient. The
patient can change positions and the sensors can be easily
disconnected in the event the patient needs to get up and
use the restroom facilities during the night.
3) What Happens During My
While the patient sleeps, our
highly trained technicians are carefully monitoring and
recording the various critical body functions throughout the
duration of the study. Whenever necessary, arrangements can
be made for administering of a Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure (CPAP) test where a small mask is placed around the
nose in order to hold the throat open which prevents snoring
and apnea events.
4) Should I Take My Regular
Medication The Night of My Study?
Yes. Patients should consult with
their physicians prior to discontinuing any prescription
medication. However, it is critical that prior to taking
part in this study, the patient disclose in the patient
questionnaire all prescription medications that he/she has
5) Is there Any Particular
Routine That I Should Follow On The Day of My Study?
The patientís hair should be
completely dry and free of oils or sprays. The patient
should avoid taking any naps or consuming caffeine and
alcoholic beverages at least 12 hours prior to the study.
6) What Happens After My
Following the patientís study, the
results are collected and immediately forwarded to Dr. Shadi
(Medical Director) for interpretation. Dr. Shadi then
forwards his findings to the patientís personal physician or
will personally perform follow up for his patients.
Typically, the entire process takes 1-2 weeks.