Having a Sleep Study and in our Adelaide Sleep Lab
Sleep studies are complex tests that record every possible parameter in the night.
Having a sleep study means getting it right the first time. It should always include :
Brain Wave activity (EEG)
Eye Movements (EOG)
Chin muscle tone (EMG)
Breathing patterns (nasal chest abdomen)
Heart rate (ECG)
Oxygen levels (SpO2)
Leg movements (EMG)
Our Level 1 in-hospital sleep study (the only ‘Full sleep study’) can also monitor additional things that others can’t :
Transcutaneous carbon dioxide (TcCO2)
Extended EEG for seizures
Real-time CPAP titration
Home studies are not recommended for many groups (including those with high blood pressure, heart failure, neurological disease, pulmonary disease, commercial drivers, or undergoing bariatric weight loss surgery (AASM 2007)).
Only an in-hospital sleep study will allow you to have :
Integrated video recording for Parasomnias
Transcutaneous carbon dioxide (TcCO2) monitoring for Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
Extended EEG monitoring for seizures indicative of Nocturnal Epilepsy
A home sleep study won’t look for :
Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia
Subtle findings related to REM Behaviour Disorder (RBD) or medication-effects
Circadian Rhythm Disturbances
Home study or in-hospital study?
Did you know?
That with most home study services, you’ll be lucky to see the same reporting sleep doctor? Or that they’re located miles away? Perhaps even in another State?
We only test your sleep the best way possible
At Adelaide Sleep, the Specialist who sees you will be the one reporting your Level 1 Sleep study. They’ll also be the one starting you on treatment. In-hospital studies are recognised as the gold standard in sleep study testing. We only perform in-hospital sleep studies.
You won’t be able to ….
. . . have a CPAP-titration study at home. . . . diagnose Narcolepsy at home. . . . diagnose night-seizures at home. . . . record Parasomnia activity at home. Level 1 sleep studies are best suited for these complex Sleep Disorders.
We’ll take care of it all
You won’t be asked to put your own wires on. If a lead or wire falls off in the night, our attendant staff will know and fix the problem immediately.