Home and Facility Sleep Testing
At Texas IPS, we offer state-of-the-art modes of comprehensive testing aimed at defining and diagnosing a myriad of sleep disorders. Our physicians will determine which of these are suitable for you and your particular needs. These include both home and facility sleep testing.
Ambulatory Sleep Study (Home Sleep Test): A one- or two-night in-home screening test used to identify or exclude the presence of sleep apnea. Certain medical conditions may preclude this form of testing, including heart disease and chronic hypoxic respiratory failure requiring supplemental oxygen therapy.
Nocturnal Polysomnography (In-lab Sleep Test): An overnight test at one of the Methodist Health System Sleep labs. This form of testing consists of continuous monitoring of brain waves to confirm sleep (EEG), heartbeat (EKG), eye movements (EOG), muscle activity (EMG), blood oxygen levels, chest and abdominal movement, and nasal/oral airflow to identify the presence of sleep apnea. This evaluation may or may not include a positive airway pressure trial on the initial night of diagnostic testing, or alternatively you may be brought back to the sleep lab for a dedicated titration study, if warranted.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test: A daytime test, usually following an all-night test, used to define a range of unusual sleep disorders including narcolepsy.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test: A daytime test, done to determine the ability to stay awake under controlled circumstances.
All tests ordered through our practice will be interpreted and reviewed by a board-certified sleep medicine specialist, and your clinician will then determine the best evidence-based approach to address your sleep needs.
OUR METHODS OF HEALING
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- Obstructive lung disease
- Sleep disorders
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- Interventional pulmonary service
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hospital discharge & post ICU outpatient clinic
- Quality improvement
- COVID-19 recovery
- Neuro critical care
- Evaluation of lung nodules/masses
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation program
- Home and facility sleep testing
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