Sleep Diagnostic Services
During your initial visit at the sleep center, a registered sleep specialist
will collect your vital information, which includes blood pressure, height,
weight and general physical characteristics. All that are used to determine
your general health.
You will then be interviewed about your sleep habits. Your sleep history
is used to evaluate symptoms such as difficulty falling asleep, difficulty
staying asleep, daytime sleepiness or fatigue, breathing problems during
sleep, restless legs at night, and other various troublesome behaviors.
Most patients begin with a sleep study known as a Polysomnogram (PSG).
The Polysomnogram is performed in order to determine what stages of sleep
an individual achieves and whether any sleep-related abnormalities are
present. A PSG test measures your body functions while you sleep. Tests
vary depending on the individual case and some measurements taken may include:
- Brain Waves (Electro-Encephalogram, EEG)
- Heart Waves (Electro-Cardiogram,EKG)
- Eye Movements (Electro-Oculargram, EOG)
- Limb Movements (Electo-Myogram, EMG)
- Breathing (nasal/oral)
- Bands around the torso to measure chest, abdomen movements during breathing
- Sensors on the legs to measure leg movements
- Blood Oxygen (Pulse Oximetry: SpO2)
This sleep study is available day and night for the diagnosis of sleep
disorders and each study is interpreted by Dr. Rolf Holle.
Sleep Study, Diagnosis, Care Plan
Based on your physician's order, prior to and or following the sleep
study, arrangements may be made for a personal consultation with Dr. Rolf
Holle. The doctor will integrate your sleep history with the findings
from the sleep study to determine a diagnosis and make the appropriate