What is a Sleep Study?
Prior to a Sleep Study
During the initial evaluation process, a physician who is board-certified as a sleep specialist will give you a physical examination, carefully review your medical history, and may order blood tests to determine what physical problems might be at the root of your sleep disorder.
To aid our initial evaluation, it is helpful to bring your medical records and be prepared to name any medications you are taking. It may also be beneficial to have your sleeping partner present because, in many cases, people suffering from a sleep disorder are unaware of their symptoms.
Treatment naturally hinges on the nature of the problem. For some physical ailments, medications can often bring relief. Psychological or lifestyle-related problems might call for major changes in routine, stress management, counseling or biofeedback.