Not all sleep disorders are the same. That's why different tests are necessary for diagnosing different conditions. You can come to Atlantic Sleep Health Diagnostic Associates, LLC for a polysomnogram, pap therapy, multiple sleep latency test or a maintenance of wakefulness test in Galloway, New Jersey.
A polysomnogram is when you visit our lab for a general assessment. We'll monitor your brain waves, heartrate, breathing and limb movements to diagnose any sleep disorders. The multiple sleep latency test examines how long it takes for you to fall asleep during the day as a test for narcolepsy. Finally, our home sleep apnea test can be taken at home using our state-of-the-art technology. We can even test for seizures, if necessary.
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This diagnostic test monitors your respiratory effort, air flow, pulse, and oxygen saturation. It does not monitor your brain activity, heart rhythm, or muscle movement as it was designed to diagnose apnea events only. For this reason, it may not be suitable for all patients. The HSAT consists of 2 appointments: 1) Pick up: approx. 30 minutes The tech will fit you the sensors and demonstrate how to use the equipment at home 2) Drop off: approx. 1 - 2 minutes The tech will meet you at the front door to receive the device.
A Registered Technician will apply pain free-sensors to your scalp, torso, and legs in order to monitor your breathing, brain waves, Oxygen level, Heart and movement throughout the night. After the sensors are applied, you will be able to move freely and use the restroom if needed. Any time you need help, your technician will be there to assist you. You will be encouraged to sleep by 11:00 pm or earlier if you'd like. In the morning, your technician will wake you gently around 5:00 am and remove your sensors.
Similar to an In-Lab Polysomnogram, a technician will apply pain free sensors to your scalp, torso, and legs. You will be fitted with a mask that is connected by a tube to a small PAP device. When you were the mask, air will gently blow into the back of your throat. While you are sleeping, the technician will remotely adjust the air pressure you receive through the mask. Pressure starts at a very low level and gradually increases. The goal is find the right amount of air pressure to prevent your airway from becoming blocked. This prevents apnea events from disrupting your sleep.
An MSLT will last most of the day, and is done after an In-Lab Polysomnogram. The sensors from the previous test will remain attached to you during the test. Over the course of the day, you will take 5 scheduled naps. The technician will awaken you after you have slept for 15 minutes. If you are unable to fall asleep, the nap trial will end after 20 minutes. After your final nap trial, the sensors will be removed. The MSLT will measure how long it takes you to fall asleep. It will also measure how long it takes for you to reach REM sleep.
The MWT, often referred to as the CDL sleep test, is used to show how well you are able to function and remain alert in quiet times of inactivity. It consists of 4 sleep trials with breaks in between them. Sensors are placed on your head, face, and chin. For each trial, you will sit quietly in bed with your back and head supported by a pillow. Then you try to stay awake for as long as you can. You are NOT allowed to do other things to try to keep yourself awake. If you fall asleep, you will be awakened after 90 seconds. The test ends if you do not fall asleep within 40 minutes.
Are you a commercial driver? Staying awake on the road is of the utmost importance to your job. That's why we offer a maintenance of wakefulness test. This allows you to prove the effectiveness of your PAP therapy to keep your commercial driver's license and continue your career.
Consult a sleep specialist from Atlantic Sleep Health Diagnostic Associates in Galloway, New Jersey today.