In-Lab Sleep Study

Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep

Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in St. Petersburg, FL

If you’re not able to sleep but aren’t sure why, you may need an in-lab sleep study. Sleep specialists Ashok Tyagi, DO, CPE, and Himanshu Chandarana, MD, provide comprehensive in-lab sleep studies on-site at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep to diagnose sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. The best and most comforting staff attend every study and use state-of-the-art equipment to identify the underlying cause of loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and other sleep disorder symptoms. To find out if you’re a candidate for an in-lab sleep study, call the office in St. Petersburg, Florida, today or book an appointment online.

In-Lab Sleep Study Q&A

What is an in-lab sleep study?

An in-lab sleep study, also known as polysomnography, is a diagnostic procedure to diagnose sleep disorders like sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

The team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep may recommend an in-lab sleep study if you have symptoms of a sleep disorder, such as daytime sleepiness; loud snoring; or insomnia, the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.

You may need an in-lab sleep study if an at-home sleep study doesn’t provide enough information about your sleep habits and health to diagnose a sleep disorder.

What can I expect during an in-lab sleep study?

The sleep lab at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep features state-of-the-art devices that monitor your vital signs and sleep habits while you sleep.

During the study, you sleep in the comfortable lab overnight. Prior to your stay, the team provides guidance to prepare you for your sleep lab experience. This may include not using certain medications, avoiding a nap, and not using alcohol or caffeine in the hours before your study begins.

Before you fall asleep, the team connects sensors to your body to record information about your:

  • Heart rate
  • Brain waves
  • Breathing patterns
  • Blood oxygen levels
  • Eye movements
  • Leg and arm movements

The sleep specialists also watch you as you sleep using a low-light camera. If you need anything throughout the night, the compassionate, caring staff is there to help you. In the morning, they remove the sensors, and the physicians collect data from the test to make a diagnosis.

Will I need treatment after an in-lab sleep study?

Depending on the results of your in-lab sleep study, the team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep determines if you need treatment. It can take several weeks for them to evaluate your sleep study and provide you with a diagnosis.

If you have sleep apnea or other sleep disorder, they customize a treatment plan using lifestyle changes, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, or medications to improve your sleep quality and address snoring, daytime sleepiness, and other symptoms.

To learn more about the diagnostic benefits of an in-lab sleep study, call Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep to schedule a consultation today or book an appointment online.