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.
What Are The Benefits Of A Sleep Study?
Undergoing a sleep study can lead to healthier sleep which can have a number of positive health and psychological benefits, including:
Identifying sleep disorders
Promoting deeper sleep for better rest
Improving energy levels and daytime alertness
Reducing daytime fatigue
Boosting mood to reduce depression and anxiety
Increasing mental focus and clarity
Reducing or eliminating snoring
Enhancing overall health
Reducing risks for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more
Am I a candidate for participating in sleep studies?
Here at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers, we see patients who suffer from a variety of underlying causes that plague their sleep and therefore, their overall quality of life. If you struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep, night terrors or paralysis, or even just inexplicable exhaustion or low energy throughout the day, you may be interested in pursuing a sleep study to discover the source of your issue. Our overnight lab is specifically designed to be comfortable, relaxing, and conducive to providing you with a natural night's sleep, much more like a hotel than a laboratory. Once we arrive at a diagnosis, our expert team of practitioners is trained in guiding our Los Angeles, CA patients towards the appropriate care, treatment, and specialists for addressing their specific lifestyle and diagnosis.
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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.
What Should I Expect Following A Sleep Study?
Regardless of whether you choose to undergo an in-lab or at-home sleep study, we will contact you to review the results. It may take about 1 – 2 weeks for your results to be available. If you want a copy of the results, the team at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers can provide our report to you. Then, we will offer our diagnoses and recommendations for further treatment or evaluation. Possible treatments may include lifestyle changes, prescription of a CPAP machine, or surgery to alleviate a problem causing sleep issues or disturbances.
Sleep Studies FAQ
Is there anything I should avoid before my sleep study?
Dr. Ishaaya will advise you on steps you need to take before your sleep study, but in general, you should avoid drinking liquids or eating foods that contain alcohol, caffeine, or any stimulants or depressants. If you are taking any prescription medications, you may also be required to modify your routine as well. You should also avoid naps during the afternoon.
Do I need to sleep for a full eight hours to get good results for my sleep study?
No, you don’t. Dr. Ishaaya will be able to get the measurements and data he needs without a full eight hours of sleep.
Can I do a sleep study at home?
Yes, you can. We have an at-home sleep apnea test you can use in the comfort of your own bed. Dr. Ishaaya can also consult with you via telemedicine.
How do I know if I require an sleep study in a lab or at home?
While many patients may be candidates for an at-home sleep study, some individuals may receive more accurate results with a lab study. Certain medical conditions may make you a better candidate for an in-lab sleep study. During your initial consultation at our facilty, Dr. Ishaaya will be able to determine which type of sleep study is ideal for you.
What are signs I may need a sleep study?
A few signs that you may benefit from a sleep study and proper diagnose, include if you have:
- Insomnia or trouble falling asleep
- Night terrors
- A feeling of exhaustion during the day
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.
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