What Is a Sleep Study?
Sleep apnea (the cessation of breathing during sleep) is a significant health concern that can lead to a number of serious medical issues without proper care. At Horizon Medical Center, our board-certified primary care physicians perform diagnostic sleep studies to diagnose central and obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, and other sleep-related conditions. We provide both on-site diagnostic studies in our sleep study laboratory and at-home sleep tests to monitor your body, brain, breathing, and other factors while you sleep. The information provided from these tests helps us to not only diagnose sleep disorders but also determine the ideal course of care to improve your quality of rest and overall health. Contact our Schaumburg, IL practice today if a sleep disorder may be placing your health at risk.
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What Happens During a Sleep Study?
During on-site diagnostic sleep studies at Horizon Medical Center, our team will use electroencephalogram (EEG) monitors and other advanced equipment to evaluate your sleep patterns, eye and body movement, breathing function, oxygen levels, and other vital signs to identify physiological disruptions that may be occurring while you sleep. If a home sleep apnea test is recommended, you will be asked to wear a breathing monitor while you sleep, which measures your rate of respiration, oxygen levels, and whether or not you stop breathing at certain points throughout the night. Once the data is collected and analyzed, our physicians will determine if sleep apnea or another sleep disorder is affecting your health and help you explore treatment options.
Get a Better Night's Sleep
If you snore, wake up gasping for air, or feel groggy in the morning, you may be suffering from a sleep-related condition. The skilled physicians at Horizon Medical Center have years of experience in diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and help patients minimize their health risks while enjoying better quality sleep. Learn more about our on-site or at-home sleep tests by scheduling an appointment at our Schaumburg, IL family medical practice.