SLEEP APNEA TEST IN HOUSTON
USA Sleep Study testing facilities offers a comfortable homelike setting with personal private rooms and care. All of our rooms feature private bathrooms, wireless internet, cable television, and comfortable bedding for your convenience.
All USA Sleep Study centers are staffed with a Board Certified physician and professionally trained staff. We offer a wide range of options for your sleep concerns, and state of the art equipment to provide our patients with top tier sleep recordings during their stay.
WHAT IS A SLEEP STUDY TEST?
Quality sleep means more than just long hours in the bed. Lack of quality sleep can lead to a higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and diabetes. If you suffer from snoring, have a family history of sleep conditions, frequently fall asleep at inappropriate times, or if you feel fatigued, a sleep study can help diagnose your sleep conditions and offer various solutions to ensure you a healthy and comfortable sleep going forward.
If you have symptoms of sleep apnea as described above, you may be referred by your physician to complete a sleep study. There are three types of sleep studies that are performed in our clinic. One form of sleep study is a polysomnogram, which is an overnight sleep study that records eye movements, brain activity, blood pressure, heart rate, body movement, and more.
The purpose of this test is to help diagnose some of the following:
- Sleep related seizure disorders.
- Sleep related disorders caused by excessive day time sleepiness, also known as EDS.
- Sleep related breathing disorders. (Ex. Obstructive sleep apnea-OSA)
- Sleep related movement disorders. (Ex. Periodic limb movement disorder- PLMD)
HOW CAN A SLEEP STUDY HELP ME?
A sleep study is used to help doctors diagnose sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, periodic limb movement, and more. If you suffer from any of these conditions it can be a direct impact on your health. With early diagnosis and treatment you can get back on track to enjoying the relaxing sleep you may have been missing.
Lack of sleep leads to potential risks for sleep disorders including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
These are just a few of the risks that are damaging to your physical health. Mentally you could suffer from depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and poor work performance. At USA Sleep Study, we offer both at-home and in-center sleep study tests. Treatments for sleep disorders have a high rate of success for patients willing to get diagnosed and treated for their sleep disorders.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A SLEEP STUDY TEST?
Prior to testing, you will either receive aa referral from your physician or would have already consulted with a member of our staff to determine your diagnosis for the testing. Once you have been instructed of which testing procedure you will be receiving , a member of our staff will schedule your appointment accordingly.
For testing performed at one of our facilities, you will arrive to the clinic at your appointment time. Each clinic offers private rooms that are equipped to provide you with a homelike experience.
During your sleep study, a technician will assist you with preparation of the device for your sleep test. Once all equipment is in place for testing, you will simply go to sleep as normal. Our technicians will monitor your sleep habits, and collect the necessary data from a separate room. Depending on your results from the sleep study test, the next steps for treatment could begin immediately.
Below is a description of some of the main sleep related issues we’re testing you for: