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Patients suspected of having a sleep disorder may have a home sleep test or an overnight sleep test depending on symptoms and insurance guidelines.
How Sleep Testing Works
During the testing period, the technologists monitor brain waves, breathing, heart activity, muscle activity and other functions in order to uncover the source of sleep problems. The results of these tests are reviewed and interpreted. A report is then sent to the ordering physician with recommendations for treatment and follow up. Treatment may include lifestyle changes, breathing aid devices and medications.