State-of-the-art evaluation tools provide the most accurate diagnosis
To maintain their strong tradition of innovation, Pacific Sleep Program has invested in the highest quality equipment and the highest level of specialized training available. As a result, every patient receives the most accurate and complete diagnosis possible. This section provides details about our leading-edge evaluation tools and techniques as well as provides information to you in order to ensure successful testing. To get started, choose from the menu below.
What to Expect During Your Sleep Study
Maximizing our efficiency and your convenience
At Pacific Sleep Program, we're known for our commitment to efficiency. Over the years, we've developed unique protocols and tools to help make the care we provide easier and more efficient for patients as well as their primary care physicians.
We provide a fast and easy referral process, timely diagnostic reports, and maintain clear, ongoing communication with you and your doctor throughout treatment.
In addition, Pacific Sleep Program provides:
- Convenient hours for consultations and follow-up care
- Sleep studies conducted most nights each week
- Most insurance plans accepted and filed for you
- Select comfort sleep number beds, WI-FI, and satellite TV
Our state-of-the-art sleep center ensures a truly comfortable experience
Pacific Sleep Program's state of the art modern sleep center has been carefully designed to provide the utmost in patient comfort. Each sleep study patient enjoys their own quiet, private room. Comfortable amenities are just steps away with staff at the ready to meet any need that may arise. Whether you are in the office for a consultation, a sleep study or follow up care, our team is always available to answer your questions and attend to your needs.
SLEEP TESTING ("POLYSOMNOGRAPHY")
Polysomnography is the term used to describe the process of formal sleep testing. For many sleep disorders this procedure is essential to establishing the kind of accurate diagnosis needed for selection of the treatment most likely to be successful. For patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSA) it is often used to begin treatment or verify that a therapy has been effective.
Polysomnography is conducted in our specially designed sleep testing and treatment facility. The test consists of the continuous monitoring of a wide range of physiologic features throughout a person's usual sleep period. Things measured include sleep monitoring by EEG, breathing, heart rate and rhythm, oxygen levels, and movement patterns. All this information is collected from sensors, which are applied to the skin at various locations. Minimal, if any, discomfort is experienced. The sensors are connected in such a manner as to easily allow movement.
The sleep testing process is often a central part of your visit to the PSP. Our goal is to make your stay in the laboratory as pleasant and medically successful as possible. PSP staff will make every reasonable accommodation and effort to accomplish this. We view the evaluation and treatment process as a co-operative effort that involves us all, patients and professionals alike. Below you will find information which we feel is important to reaching the goals of a clear understanding of the sleep disorder problem and finding a solution to it. If you have any questions or concerns about the policies and procedures or have any special needs, please advise our staff directly.