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A sleep study is a noninvasive exam that records how your body behaves during sleep and how well you sleep. A sleep study can help diagnose a range of sleep problems. If you have been having problems sleeping at night or staying awake during the day, you may benefit from a sleep study.
Dignity Health North State offers sleep studies in Northern California to diagnose your sleep disorder, then provide the right treatment. Find a Doctor to make an appointment with a sleep specialist in your area:
If you have signs and symptoms of a sleep disorder, your doctor may recommend a sleep study. Sleep disorder signs and symptoms may include:
A sleep study can provide information about a variety of sleep conditions, including:
Some sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, may increase your risk of developing heart disease and other conditions.
A sleep study may require you to spend the day or night at a sleep center. You should not consume caffeine and alcohol in the hours leading up to the sleep study. Adhesive-backed electrodes will be placed on your body to record breathing, blood oxygen levels, movements, and other data.
The four main types of sleep studies include:
You will be allowed to go home immediately following your sleep study. If you took a home sleep test, your doctor will analyze the data from the equipment once you return it.
Your results are usually available within a few weeks following your sleep study. Your doctor will use the results of the study to develop your personalized treatment plan.
Dignity Health North State hospitals provide sleep studies in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.