Graymark sleep disorder centers are designed with your comfort in mind.
We offer a safe, comfortable sleeping environment for your sleep disorder study. Studies take place in a private sleep room at our sleep disorder center that is designed to look and feel like a comfortable bedroom. Our sleep specialists will make every effort to help you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Unlike a hospital or clinic setting, our sleep centers are designed to help you feel at home. Your sleep study will take place at night (unless you typically work nights and sleep during the day), and your brainwave activity, breathing, blood oxygen levels, respiratory effort and limb movements will be monitored while you sleep.
Our sleep centers utilize the highest quality technology to help determine what’s causing you to lose sleep. Each private sleep center room is equipped with:
- Continuous Electroencephalography (EEG) to detect and record brain wave activity
- Continuous Electro-Oculography (EOG) to detect and record eye movement, including rapid-eye-movement sleep
- Specialized airflow and pressure devices to measure air flow through the nose and mouth
- ContinuousPulse Oximetry equipment to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood.
- Continuous Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to monitor the electrical activity of the heart and detect abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrythmias)
- Electromyogram (EMG) to monitor the movement of limbs during sleep
- Plethysmography sensors to detect chest and abdominal movements during sleep
While we rely on advanced sleep testing technology, we also focus on your well being during testing. Our sleep specialists will wake you if you experience respiratory distress due to more severe forms of obstructive sleep apnea during the sleep study, and we will help you complete the study using a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine if needed to ensure your comfort and safety.
Once sleep studies are completed in our sleep disorder center, sleep test results will be reviewed by a sleep specialist and shared with your physician.