Sleep Center | Diagnostic Sleep Studies

Sleep Center: Diagnostic Sleep Studies

A laboratory sleep study is considered the “gold standard” in accurately diagnosing sleep disorders. Our team of sleep specialists employs the latest technology to monitor various brain activities and body systems while the patient sleeps. A board certified sleep specialist analyzes the results from the sleep study and provides the referring physician with a timely report. For patients diagnosed with a sleep-related condition, our physicians are always available for follow-up consultations as needed. Click or Tap here to prepare for your sleep study.

Polysomnography (PSG)

— is an overnight test that measures multiple variables during sleep, including the patient’s airflow through the nose and mouth, blood pressure, electrocardiographic activity, blood oxygen level, brain wave patterns, eye movement, and the movement of respiratory muscle and limbs. We also observe various sleep stages and body positions of the patient throughout the night.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

— is considered the most effective nonsurgical treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP uses a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep by increasing air pressure in the throat so that the airway does not collapse while breathing in.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

— MSLT, also called a “nap study,” is used to see how quickly a person falls asleep during the day. The MSLT is the standard way to measure the level of daytime sleepiness. A patient’s brain waves, heartbeat, eye and chin movements are SLEEP CENTER recorded. This study also measures how quickly and how often one enters the rapid-eye-movement (REM) stage of sleep.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) —

— is a daytime polysomnographic procedure which measures the patient’s ability to stay awake. It is used to verify the effectiveness of the therapy the patient has been prescribed.


If you have any questions or would like to set up an initial evaluation concerning a possible sleep/wake disorder please call: (701) 857-2348 or 1-800-862-0005

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Bahram Nico (Kordlar) MD

Dr. Nico (Kordlar) is board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. A graduate of Tehra --More--