Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in St. Petersburg, FL
If you’re often tired during the day or snore loudly at night, you may need sleep testing to find out why. At Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep, sleep specialists Ashok Tyagi, DO, CPE, and Himanshu Chandarana, MD, offer comprehensive sleep testing services in a comfortable lab environment to give you an accurate diagnosis. They also provide at-home testing, so you can learn more information about underlying sleep disorders from the comfort of your own bed. To find out if you’re a candidate for sleep testing, call the office in St. Petersburg, Florida, today or book a consultation online.
Sleep Testing Q&A
What is sleep testing?
Sleep testing helps identify unusual breathing patterns or body movements that interfere with your ability to get good quality sleep.
The team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep offers the convenience of in-home sleep testing to identify sleep apnea and other types of sleep disorders.
If the results of your home study don’t provide enough information for a diagnosis, you may be a candidate for a more extensive in-lab sleep study.
When should I schedule sleep testing?
You should schedule a consultation at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep for sleep testing if you often have difficulty falling or staying asleep.
They may also recommend you for sleep testing if you have symptoms of a sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. These symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for breath during the night, or excessive daytime sleepiness.
If left untreated, sleep disorders can increase your risk for long-term health complications like heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. Sleep disorders can also affect your ability to work and meet your responsibilities because of persistent sleepiness.
What’s the difference between home and in-lab sleep testing?
Sleep testing at home and in the lab are similar. The team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep can tell you what to expect from testing during your consultation.
At-home sleep testing
At-home sleep testing allows you to sleep in the comfort of your bed while a portable device monitors your breathing, heart rate, and other vital signs throughout the night. This type of test provides the team at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep with valuable information about your sleep habits and your respiratory function during sleep.
The portable device has sensors that you attach to your body. You sleep with the sensors on, and the device records the information the team retrieves at a later time.
In-lab sleep testing
If home sleep testing doesn’t provide enough data to confirm your diagnosis, the team may recommend that you participate in an in-lab sleep study. This test requires you to sleep in the on-site lab for more advanced evaluation under the supervision of sleep technicians.
During an in-lab sleep test, the staff will connect sensors to your body to record information about your:
- Heart rate
- Brain waves
- Breathing patterns
- Blood oxygen levels
- Eye movements
- Arm and leg movements
You sleep in the lab with the sensors on all night. The team monitors you through a low-light camera and can assist you with bathroom breaks or anything you need throughout the test. In the morning, they remove the sensors, and the physicians review the results of your sleep testing to determine if you need treatment for a sleep disorder.
To find out more about the diagnostic benefits of sleep testing, call Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep to schedule a consultation today or book an appointment online.