NYBG is proud to offer a brand new state-of-the-art, luxurious four bed sleep lab for the diagnosis of sleep disorder such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Detecting obstructive sleep apnea at an early stage can help prevent long-term health risks including Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Attack, Stroke, and Hypertension. OSA can occur in women, men, and children. Some common symptoms are headaches, restless sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, frequent urination at night, loud and disruptive snoring, and depression just to name a few. Our brand new state-of-the-art sleep study facility is unlike a typical sleep lab, and was designed and decorated with total patient comfort in mind, like you would find in a five-star hotel.
In-Lab Sleep Study
STATE-OF-THE-ART, LUXURIOUS SLEEP LAB, DESIGNED FOR COMFORT AND RESULTS
Why Do I Need To Have A Sleep Study?
Certain sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy, are best tested with a In-Lap Sleep Study. The study will be conducted overnight in a sleep center, which will provide your doctor with a complete evaluation of your body during sleep.
YOUR IN-LAB SLEEP STUDY
- Beautiful 55″ flat-screen TV with Cablevision.
- Queen-sized bed covered by unique 400 thread count sateen cotton sheets.
- Private bathroom complete with shower.
- Towels, a hair dryer, shampoo, soap, and body lotion are included in the bathroom.
- Private kitchen area, equipped with a microwave, sink, refrigerator, freezer, and Keurig coffee maker.
- One-of-a-kind artwork pieces are displayed in the bedrooms.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
- Comfortable clothing to sleep in
- The items you need for your nighttime routine
- Medications that have been cleared to be taken for this sleep study
WHAT SHOULD I DO THE DAY OF MY SLEEP TEST?
- Stick to your regular daily routine as best as you can
- Avoid Napping
- Avoid caffeinated beverages after lunch
- Be sure to not use any hair sprays or gels, they can interfere with the sleep equipment’s recording
- Consults with your health are provider on whether you should take your daily medication during your test
THE SENSORS MEASURE THE FOLLOWING:
- Your Brainwaves
- Your Heart rate
- Your breathing
- Your oxygen levels
- Any Leg and/or arm movements
Many patients are concerned that they will have a hard time falling asleep in an unfamiliar environment, but most people are in fact able to sleep long enough to allow for a diagnosis.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TEST?
Once your study is completed, the information recorded will be sent to a sleep specialist who will evaluate and discuss the results with you. This process can take up to several days or even a week so that the study may be properly evaluated.
OSA OR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Sometimes, the muscles in the throat will relax and cause the airway to collapse. This is referred to as OSA. Since the airway has collapsed, the level of oxygen in the blood decreases due to the lack of air flowing into the lungs. If it is thought that you have OSA, the sleep technologist will then fit you with a CPAP mask that will be worn throughout the study in the event that the study becomes a CPAP study.
SPLIT NIGHT STUDY
A split night study is an overnight polysomnogram performed with a two-hour period of baseline sleep study recording. If the presence of clinically significant sleep apnea is indicated, a CPAP titration study may be recommended.
A CPAP machine is one of the most common treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A CPAP machine provides a constant flow of pressurized air that helps to maintain an open airway by preventing its collapse. The air is delivered via a fitted mask.
Please keep in mind that ability to complete in lab studies will be based upon insurance authorization and necessity.
A CPAP titration study is a type of in-lab study used to calibrate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
If you have any concerns, questions, or comments or would like to schedule a consultation at NYBG Sleep Lab, please feel free to give us a call or schedule a consultation online. Let us help you with any sleep difficulties you may be experiencing!