What is a sleep study?
To determine if you have a sleep disorder, we can offer you a sleep study at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA. Our board-certified physician in pulmonary, sleep, internal, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya, has treated sleep-related disorders for more than 20 years. He founded the Midway Sleep Lab in 2004 as a premier sleep center the Miracle Mile/Fairfax District of Los Angeles to provide patients with life-changing sleep studies. The lab is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In a comfortable, sleep-conducive environment, we will monitor your heart, brain, lungs, and physical movements with state-of-the-art technologies and experienced sleep study technicians on-site.
Our medical team at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers is dedicated to you or your loved one living with a sleep disturbance such as loud snoring, night terrors, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and more. These symptoms can make falling and staying asleep a challenge. Finding out what is behind a sleep disorder through our consultation and sleep study process. We provide customized treatment plans after performing your sleep study. Discover what Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers has to offer for your needs today by requesting a consultation.
"Dr. Ishaaya and key members of his service providers, including Nurse Practitioner Melissa Tauer and scheduler Anastasia (I hope I recall hers, accurately, as she is always a delight!), are consistently among the most personable, attentive, meticulously-detailed, and genuinely patient medical personnel in the HISTORY of my experience with doctors' offices. I have ALWAYS appreciated the thorough, exploratory approach to diagnosis and the healthiest strategies to remedies and healing. I sometimes catching myself marveling that I don't have "another question" after appointments there. It's unexpected and so appreciated that Dr. Ishaaya will typically call a day after a visit, to see how I'm feeling. I should add that I just had an extensive recent tele-visit with Melissa amid this Covid pandemic - and was beyond-satisfied with her level of care, thoughtfulness and time. I cannot recommend this office enough - for any of Dr. Ishaaya's specialties, or as a Primary Care Physician!"- J.S. / Google / Aug 06, 2020
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At-Home Sleep study
We have our award-winning, at-home sleep apnea test you can use in the comfort of your own bed. Of course, we will explain how to use the technology to perform your test, and we will be available to answer any questions you may have to make sure it is set up correctly. If you qualify, you will receive a prescription from Dr. Ishaaya after a consultation for sleep apnea. The sleep apnea consultation can also be performed through our telemedicine process. Alternatively, you can also just make an appointment to meet with Dr. Ishaaya in person at our office in Los Angeles, CA.
Our at-home sleep test is as reliable as an in-lab sleep test, and it is covered by most insurance companies including Medicare. Because of certain medical conditions, an overnight, in-lab sleep test may be more appropriate for some patients.
Our Sleep Lab
In our full-service state-of-the-art sleep lab, we facilitate both attended and unattended sleep and titration studies for our patients with sleep disturbances. Once studies are complete, Dr. Ishaaya will interpret the results. If you need to purchase sleep therapy devices, you can test out and obtain treatment devices and supplies from us.
OUR SLEEP TESTS
To facilitate your needs and finding the correct diagnosis, we offer overnight and daytime sleep studies to evaluate you.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
If you are having trouble with daytime sleepiness, we can perform the MSLT to assess you. In this test, we document how fast you fall asleep and when you enter the REM sleep stage. This test is often recommended to patients who show signs of being narcoleptic.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
Like the MSLT, the MWT is also a daytime study we use to document and evaluate daytime sleepiness, level of alertness, and how long you are able to stay awake throughout the study period.
The PSG is an overnight sleep study that measures your blood oxygen levels, brain waves, heart rate, heart rhythm, breathing patterns, physical movements, and disruptive behaviors.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study
For patients with obstructive sleep apnea, we offer an overnight CPAP sleep study before sending you home to a machine. We will test the delivery of the singular pressure level of the CPAP to determine what is best for your sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Ishaaya also offers an overnight split study, which involves both polysomnogram and CPAP titration.
Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Titration Study
Because some patients respond better to differing pressure strengths throughout the sleep cycle, we offer overnight BiPAP titration studies. The BiPap device's pressure can be set for different breathing patterns.
Find your new sleep strategies
We are dedicated to providing you with sleep study results within 48 hours after your testing so that you can begin treatment as soon as possible. Our team at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers will listen to your needs and concerns about the testing outcomes in order to assist you in making informed decisions about the next steps in treatment. Whether you need a customized sleep apnea device, a medication, or behavior modification to get the rest you need, we can be right there with you on your way to better health and restful sleep. Make an appointment today to meet with Dr. Ishaaya in Los Angeles, CA for a sleep study consultation.