A sleep study is an overnight evaluation also called polysomnography, or PSG. Your sleep, breathing, heart rhythm and movements are recorded for an entire night using a variety of devices attached to your head and body.
We have designed our new location to provide a five-star sleep-testing experience with a combination of beautiful bedroom design with sound-proof materials, ambient lights, fully customizable beds with massage option, Italian mattresses with luxury 5 star hotel linens, free internet access, and cable television in every room. The tests will be performed on the brand new Philips Respironics state-of-art testing equipment. All of the changes we implemented are aimed at providing maximum comfort for our patients and the best experience overall, which our friendly staff will ensure every step of the way. Our goal is to provide a pleasant stay to all our patients. If you need special assistance, please contact the center in advance at 416-256-0600. Upon arrival, you will be fitted with multiple electrodes used to monitor your brain waves, eye movements, muscle tone, heart rhythm, breathing pattern, blood oxygen saturation, and leg movements. These electrodes will be connected to your arms, legs, chest and head using a special paste. This procedure is virtually painless and most patients sleep quite well with the monitoring equipment. The sleep technician will explain the procedure, and watch your sleep all night on the computer as well as on a video monitor. Patients scheduled for a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) require daytime testing and will receive a separate sheet with information about this test and specific instructions.
The technician will wake you up prior to 6:30 am at which point all wires will be removed. Shampoo, soap, and towels are provided for your convenience. Shower is available. Please make sure you take all your personal belongings upon leaving. The Center is not responsible for any itemsleft after your departure.Many patients diagnosed with sleep apnea need an additional treatment night in the sleep laboratory. If that is yourcase, you will sleep with a mask attached to a device which helps you breath, called nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). ** Please note that the technicians are not allowed to discuss test results.