Sleep Study Services
Polysomnography, commonly referred to as a “sleep study,” is a non-invasive test used to diagnose sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and obesity hypoventilation, also known as “Pickwickian syndrome.”
Sleep studies also test for nighttime behaviors like sleepwalking and REM sleep behavior disorder.
Often proper treatment for these disorders cannot be determined without conclusive evidence provided by a sleep study.
Patients should consult a physician if not feeling rested after a full night’s sleep or experiencing excessive sleepiness.
After a physician orders a sleep study, the hospital schedules the patient to arrive at the hospital in the evening. Patients stay in the hospital overnight, while monitored by oximetry and electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment.
William Newton Hospital's sleep study program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.