A sleep study helped Chris conquer sleep apnea.
A sleep study, commonly called polysomnogram (PSG), measures how quickly you fall asleep and how restfully you sleep. Our sleep technicians will evaluate electrical feedback on your brain waves, eye movement, breathing patterns, oxygen levels, heart rhythms and limb movements. This study will help determine if you have a sleep disorder.
Here's what to expect during your sleep study
The study is often performed at a sleep center where your sleep patterns can be measured and monitored by state-of-the-art technology. Fairview has five sleep center locations around the Twin Cities metro area. When you stay with us, you’ll enjoy the comfort of an adjustable bed in our private rooms, designed for your comfort.
When you check in on the evening of your sleep study, it will take about an hour to get you ready for the sleep study test. After that, you can relax by reading a book, talking on the phone or watching TV until you’re ready to go to bed.
We recommend a few hours to wind down, especially if you are feeling apprehensive.
While you sleep, our sleep technicians will monitor you to evaluate the quality of your sleep. Depending on the results of this night-time evaluation, some people may be asked to stay through the following morning for additional testing.
A sleep specialist will analyze your sleep study and meet with you to discuss the results and any recommended treatment options.