A sleep disorder study in Atlanta at Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center monitors brain waves, heart rhythm, breathing pattern, oxygen level, snoring, leg movements and body position. The purpose of a sleep disorder study is to see what type of sleep disorder (i.e., sleep apnea) may exist and to determine the severity of the disorder.
The sleep studies are performed in private rooms with queen-size beds. Small, non-invasive wires are attached to the head, behind the ears, and near the eyes. A few electrodes are placed on the chest and legs.
We try to make you as comfortable as possible during the night. Our sleep center has TempurPedic® mattresses, 300 thread count sheets, hotel-like suites with private bathrooms, flat screen televisions with DVD, 24 hr. security, and individual temperature control for each room.
Throughout the sleep disorder test, our expert staff monitors you to make sure you are safe throughout the evening.
A sleep disorder study usually starts about 9:30 p.m. and ends between 5 and 6 a.m. the next morning. These times are adjusted to reflect a person’s normal sleep patterns if they have a job that involves working night or evening shifts.