Overnight Polysomnography (PSG) Testing for Sleep Apnea
If you or your patient has multiple comorbidities including, but not limited to cardiology, endocrine, stroke, a-fib, restless leg syndrome (RLS), your sleep physician may order an overnight polysomnography (PSG) sleep test to be taken in a local sleep lab or hospital. There are quite a few in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut tri-state area. You or your patient will report to the sleep lab around 7-8pm. A technician will show you to your private room where he will connect the polysomnography (PSG). It will monitor your brain waves to monitor the various stages of sleep that you reach, measure your muscle activity in your legs and jaw, your eye movements, as well as your blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, respiratory flow and effort, and include a video of your movements and sound recording of your snoring. The test ends approximately at 6am when the technician will disconnect all the leads and dismisses you.
Next, the raw data of your test is reviewed by a certified sleep physician who scores it and determines the extent of your sleep apnea: normal, mild or severe. These results will be reviewed and explained to you or your patient by your sleep physician or by a staff member of Seamless Sleep Solutions.