Sleep Studies

For Children & Adults

A sleep study is a non-invasive, painless evaluation of a person's sleep, and is often recommended by physicians to identify sleep disorders. We do sleep studies for adults and children, and our sleep lab facility is designed with the most advanced technology and highest level of comfort in mind. 

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What is a Sleep Study?

A sleep study is a non-invasive, painless evaluation of your sleep. Electrodes attached with paste monitor your brain waves, rapid eye movements, breathing patterns, respiratory efforts, oxygen levels, snoring, muscle tone and leg movements, electrocardiogram and heart rate. Adult patients typically arrive between 8pm and 10pm, and pediatric patients at 7:45pm. We aim to get at least 7 hours of sleep study time, before patients leave between 6am and 8am. Our rooms have been designed with comfort in mind, so that you can get the best sleep possible in what might be an unfamiliar environment.

Sleep studies routinely include a digitally recorded video that enables our sleep physicians to visually observe sleep position, movements, respiration and other sleep-related information. We are required to have your written consent to perform the sleep study and to record the video. This data is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which established national standards for the security and privacy of health data. Our physicians will review the sleep recording in conjunction with your clinical history in order to arrive at a diagnosis.

Why Get a Sleep Study?

Sleep studies are the most effective method of gathering accurate data about your sleep patterns, and are often recommended by physicians in order to make a diagnosis for a variety of sleep disorders.

Sleep disorders in adults that often require a sleep study for diagnosis include:

Sleep apnea

Insomnia

Sleepwalking

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Restless Leg syndrome

Narcolepsy

Problems with CPAP

REM sleep behavior disorder

And others

Sleep disorders in children that often require a sleep study for diagnosis include: 

Sleep apnea

Insomnia

Sleepwalking

Bed wetting

Sleep terrors

Circadian rhythm disorders

Narcolepsy

Sleep onset association disorders

Problems with limit-setting

And others

Types of Sleep Tests

There are 5 sleep tests that may be performed during a sleep study, based on each patient's medical needs.

Polysomnogram (PSG)

A PSG monitors your sleep cycles to identify disturbances in brain, muscle, and breathing activity. It is often used to diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea, parasomnias, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders, and movement-related disorders such as restless legs syndrome.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

An MSLT measures how long it takes you to fall asleep during the daytime, and is often used to diagnose disorders related to excessive daytime sleepiness such as narcolepsy and hypersomnia. The tests consists of 5 daytime naps scheduled two hours apart, with electrodes monitoring when you are sleep and awake.

CPAP Titration

A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine is often prescribed for patients with sleep apnea and several other sleep disorders. A CPAP titration typically occurs after diagnosis, and is intended to identify the right amount of CPAP pressure to treat the condition. The patient will be fitted with a CPAP mask, and varying levels will be applied during the night to determine what provides the maximum amount of symptom relief.

Split Night Study

A Split Night Study combines a PSG and a CPAP titration into one sleep study. This allows patients to be diagnosed with a sleep disorder and prescribed the correct level of CPAP, without having to return for a second study. These sleep studies are used most often for patients suspected of severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Home Sleep Study

A Home Sleep Study is an at-home test to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Many insurance providers require home sleep testing in the initial evaluation of obstructive sleep apnea. A home sleep test is not ideal for every patient, and it has limitations. For more information about Home Sleep Studies, click here.

Our Sleep Lab Facility

Our sleep lab facility was designed with your comfort in mind. Sleep Number beds, DirecTV, an array of morning coffee – all meant to maximize your ability to rest and relax.

Common Questions

Can I stay the night at the sleep lab with my child? Can I bring my own pillow? You can find all of the most common sleep study questions are answered on our FAQ page.

Book An Appointment

If your doctor has referred you for a sleep study or you think that you might need one, call us at (949) 446-8990, or click the button below to fill out an appointment request, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are interested in a Home Sleep Study, click here for more information.

Our Sleep Physicians

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GARY FELDMAN, MD

Pediatric Sleep Specialist

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ROBERT LEBBY, MD, FAASM, FCCP

Adult Sleep Specialist