Diagnostic Polysomnography (PSG) – Level 1 Sleep Study
Polysomnography is an overnight sleep study used to diagnose sleep disorders and evaluate the efficiency of their treatment. It is considered to be the gold standard in sleep testing.
The test detects complete and partial respiratory arrests (apneas and hypopneas) and their related drops in blood oxygen levels, micro-arousals, increased respiratory efforts, and many more disruption that occur during sleep. Data acquired throughout the sleep study can lead to the diagnosis of multiple sleep disorders like narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome. Furthermore, polysomnography can be used to fine tune devices like CPAP to ensure that patients are receiving the optimal treatment for their condition.
Polysomnography (in lab sleep study) and respiratory polygraphy (home sleep study) are the two main test used to detect snoring and sleep apnea. They can be prescribed by one of our sleep specialist after your initial consultation.
If you already have a medical prescription for a diagnostic test such as full polygraphy or respiratory polygraphy – contact us now to learn more about the procedures.
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