Sleep Lab Studies in Pasadena
What is a sleep study? A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, is a procedure that monitors bodily functions such as brain waves, heart rate, leg movements and breathing patterns during sleep. The patient is monitored by a sleep technician all night long to determine any problems that occur during the patient’s sleep.
One type of sleep study is a diagnostic study used to evaluate whether you have one or more of several sleep disorders. The other is a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) study performed to determine the ideal airway pressure settings for patients who may be treated with CPAP for sleep apnea. We utilize the same tests to diagnose and rule out sleep disorders in adults or children. Children are more likely to displace sleep sensors during the night, so we prefer to utilize an in office sleep study. Our office is designed to allow parents to accompany their children during the sleep study. Each test will vary depending on the individual case, but some measurements taken may include:
- Brain waves (EEG test)
- Limb movement (EMG test)
- Heart rate (ECG)
- Blood oxygen levels (SpO2)
- Video recording (body movements recorded throughout the night)
West Coast Neurology provides sleep studies to accurately diagnose sleep disorders. To schedule your visit, please call (626) 598-3770 or use our Request an Appointment form. Our sleep study patients come to us from Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena and Arcadia in the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale, San Pedro, Torrance, Long Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula and nearby cities.