Sleep Disorders Center Tests & Procedures

The Sleep Disorders Center is committed to making a thorough assessment of your child's sleep issues so that we can fully understand their condition and create a treatment plan. The Sleep Disorders Center offers a variety of testing procedures to help diagnose various sleep disorders.

  • Actigraphy: This is a study done with a small biomedical instrument, typically worn on the wrist, that measures and records body movement. 
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing: The patient is given multiple opportunities to fall asleep during the daytime during this test. This test helps is getting an objective measurement of the tendency to fall asleep during the daytime after a good night’s sleep. This test is particularly valuable in diagnosing narcolepsy.
  • Polysomnography: Overnight sleep studies are done in the sleep lab. A technician monitors the patient throughout the night and video equipment is utilized to record the entire procedure. A computerized sleep system records airflow, respiratory effort, EEG, G, muscle tone, tidal volume, oxygen saturation and end-tidal CO2.
  • Portable Studies: These are sleep studies that can be done on the nursing unit when the patient is admitted to the hospital.