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After an initial consultation by one of Northwest Hospital Sleep Centerís sleep specialists, you may require a sleep study to evaluate the amount and quality of your sleep, and to determine the cause of any sleep disruption.
Sleep studies involve measuring your brain waves, muscle tone, heartbeat, breathing patterns and body movements while you sleep. Daytime or overnight sleep studies can take place either in your own home , or administered in one of Northwest Hospital Sleep Centerís state-of-the-art suites. In some cases, testing may also involve a series of naps the following day. Other tests may be ordered as appropriate.
A sleep specialist will analyze the results of your sleep study, and will suggest treatment options to you and your healthcare provider based on the findings. Follow-up care based on these recommendations is an important part of successful sleep disorder treatment.