What To Expect During a Sleep Study?

Dr. Jeremy McConnell is your sleep specialist in Bradenton, FL, and Sarasota, FL can help if you’re struggling with disordered sleep. A sleep study gives us insight into your sleep patterns to determine your diagnosis and the best treatment. Keep reading for what to expect if your doctor recommends a sleep study in Bradenton, FL, or Sarasota, FL.

Sleep studies are an opportunity for your doctor to better understand your sleep habits and what is causing your disordered sleep. Sleep studies are conducted overnight in a comfortable environment. While the patient sleeps, data is collected and the doctor observes your sleep patterns throughout the course of a full night’s sleep.

For a sleep study, small electrodes are taped to a patient’s arms and legs to record arm and leg movements during sleep. We also collect information on your heart rate, breathing, blood oxygen level, and brain waves during a sleep study with electrodes attached to your face and scalp. All you have to do is sleep and we observe your cycle to look for signs of sleep disorders.

If you have trouble relaxing and falling asleep in a new environment, some sleep tests can be performed at home so you can do your normal routine. The test monitors your breathing during your sleep and can give some insight to your doctor.

When your sleep study in Bradenton, FL, or Sarasota, FL, shows that you have a sleep disorder, your doctor’s recommendations will vary based on your diagnosis. Lifestyle changes can make a big difference in sleep habits. Minimizing caffeine intake later in the day and regularly exercising help improve sleep. If you have truly disordered sleep your doctor may recommend medication or CPAP therapy. We will continue to work with you and find a solution for you to get restful sleep.

Your sleep specialist in Bradenton, FL, and Sarasota, FL, Dr. Jeremy McConnell, can diagnose your sleeping problems with a sleep study. Contact us to make an appointment in Bradenton at (941) 792-8383, and in Sarasota at (941) 827-0701.