For a diagnostic sleep study/ CPAP Titration study done in our office, you will spend the night in a private room. You will be asked to arrive at 9:00 OR 10:00 pm on the night of your test. The sleep lab is located in our office at 560 East St. John Street, San Jose, CA. Please enter and leave through the back door.
Upon arrival the technician will use dime-sized sensors (electrodes) to your scalp, face, neck, chest, and legs to check your brain, heart, lungs, and muscle movements. The hookup is a painless process. Elastic bands are placed around your chest and abdomen to measure airflow and chest movement. A device is put on one of your fingers to record the oxygen level in your blood.
As you sleep, your measurements will be digitally recorded by the technician who will be continuously monitoring your sleep in a separate room throughout the night. The sensors all connect to a belt around your waist for easy removal. If you awaken at night and want to go to the bathroom, they detach easily from the equipment. The technician will be available to assist you at any time, and you can both communicate through a speaker located by the bedside. The recording will end at 6:00 am, at which time the technician will awaken you and take off your sensors.
During the CPAP titration study, determination of ideal pressure settings for the CPAP and mask fitting will additionally be done.