Our Sleep Lab provides: Diagnostic Sleep Testing which monitors brainwave activity along with body movement and this testing can determine if you have sleep apnea and if you are continually breathing throughout the night and it also measures the amount of time and how frequently you stop breathing throughout the night. CPAP Titration Testing (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and Split Night Sleep Testing monitors brainwave activity along with body movement, and determines what level of CPAP is needed to treat your breathing disorder. Our sleep lab has a Board-certified sleep physician that reviews all collected data and from that data he makes recommendations for possible treatment. Our sleep lab also provides Multiple Sleep Latency Testing. This testing is used to diagnose possible narcolepsy. The testing is a combination of a diagnostic sleep test followed by a collective series of daytime naps.

The convenience of using our sleep lab is that there are no scheduling delays, a nice relaxed comfortable home like setting, and comfortable testing rooms and beds. Our Sleep Testing is covered by most insurances. A physician referral is needed for all sleep testing.


What is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome?

 
  • A patient with obstructive sleep apnea repeatedly stops breathing during sleep. Such individuals sleep poorly and feel tired and sleepy during daytime.
  • Many health problems have been linked OSA including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythm and depression.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea can cause many symptoms including excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, frequent nighttime awakenings, snoring, choking and gasping during sleep, restless sleep, difficulty concentrating, and morning headaches.

At Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber sleep lab, we provide the following sleep studies (polysomnography):

 
  • Diagnostic polysomnography
  • Continuous positive airway pressure titration polysomnography
  • Split night polysomnography (Combination of Diagnostic and CPAP Titration in one night stay)
  • Multiple sleep latency tests (MSLT) which include an overnight polysomnography and subsequent daytime 4-5 nap tests. It is performed to provide objective documentation of daytime sleepiness and to assist in narcolepsy diagnosis.

What is sleep study and what should you expect during a sleep study?

A sleep study is a test that examines your quality of sleep and it provides necessary information for your physician to accurately diagnose and treat your sleep disorder.
You will spend one night in a private room with a private bathroom at the sleep lab. During the night, data is collected including brain waves, heart rate, air flow, respiratory efforts, muscle activity and video monitoring. All sensors placed on your body are noninvasive and allow you to turn and move as you normally do while sleeping.

After your night at the sleep lab a board-certified sleep specialist analyzes the data collected. A detailed report is prepared that will help your physician diagnose and treat the identified sleep disorders.


The benefits of OSA diagnosis and therapy far outweigh the inconvenience of testing

Did you know that loud snoring, breathing pauses during sleep (witnessed apneas), daytime sleepiness or fatigue, difficulties with concentration and short-term memory, choking/gasping during sleep and restless disturbed sleep could be due to a serious but treatable health problem called obstructive sleep apnea OSA?

Please talk to your physician if you have any of the above symptoms.

At Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber sleep lab, we accommodate all referred patients >=14 years of age.

A physician referral is necessary in order to have any type of sleep testing performed at our sleep lab.

To schedule an appointment for a sleep study or if you have any questions regarding sleep testing please Contact us at 814-467-3470.