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Attended vs Unattended Studies

Sleep Study at a Sleep Disorders Facility (Attended by a Sleep Technician)

  • PSG is the gold standard for diagnosing every type of sleep disorder.
  • Patients with severe sleep apnea may have cpap therapy that same night (if a split study is ordered and the patient meets pre-defined criteria).
  • Split tests can be ordered as the first study.
  • Most patients only have a copay.
  • Our Medical Director, who is board certified in Sleep Medicine, is available for consultations to discuss results or patients' concerns.
  • Supervision of sleep studies is considered important to ensure that monitors are attached appropriately to the patient and don't become dislodged or fall off during the night.

Patient-Administered Sleep Study (Unattended)

  • Unattended sleep studies can't detect central and mixed apneas, narcolepsy, RBD, parasomnias, nocturnal episodes, seizures, RL syndrome, and other sleep disturbances.
  • Unattended sleep studies are not able to provide cpap therapy with the first study.

Source: www.rtmagazine.com

 

 
Printable/Download Forms
Forms for All-Night Sleep Studies
Sleep Study Referral Form
Screening Test for Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders

Articles of Interest
The ABC's of ZZZ's
Drowsy Driving
Facts from the National Sleep Foundation
Insomnia
Let Sleep Work For You!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Sleep and Aging
Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure
Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB)
Understanding Sleep Apnea
 
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Hickory, NC 28602
  302 Mulberry St SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
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