Sleep Disorder Treatments
Your primary care physician may recommend sleep studies for the diagnosis and treatments of sleep disorders. There are different types of studies and in some cases you may need more than one.
An actigraph allows you to montor your sleep and wake patterns.
After you've had an overnight sleep study, you may also take a Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) or Maintenance Awakefulness Testing (MWT) which may be required to diagnose certain sleep disorders. These studies are done durning daytime hours.
Noctura is awakening from sleep to urinate and has been associated to a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. This is not the same as bed-wetting where the person does not wake to urinate.
Pediatric Sleep Studies are done on children over the age of 2 and in much the same way as for our adult patients.
Pediatric Enuresis Studies are performed on children who are over the age of 8 and who have not been able to remain dry throughout the night.
Before you sleep, a technician will tape or glue sensors to your body. While you sleep, the sensors track your body functions. This includes brain waves, breathing, heartbeat, muscle activity and more.
Seizure Sleep Studies are done in adults or children over the age of 2 who are having abnormal movement during their sleep that might be concerning for seizures.