In-Lab Level One Sleep Study (Polysomnography)
Do you think you might have Sleep Apnea?
Your first step should be to speak with your family physician about options for diagnosing a potential sleep disorder.
If you have concerns, your doctor may refer you to a Sleep Specialist for a Level One Sleep Study, or Polysomnography. In a Nocturnal polysomnography test, you’re hooked up to equipment that monitors your heart, lung and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep. This can help your doctor rule out other conditions — such as periodic limb movements or narcolepsy — that can also cause excessive daytime sleepiness, but require different treatment. These tests must be done in an overnight sleep lab facility.
You can find a list of certified Ontario Sleep Lab facilities here, or feel free to contact us to learn more.