The test is easy to take. Patients meet with our sleep therapist for a consultation. During this consultation, the patient will complete various questionnaires and receive information regarding the sleep study. The Sleep therapist will attach electrodes to the patients’ skull and also show the patient how to use the device at home. At night, the patient sleeps with the device and the data necessary to determine whether or not they have sleep apnea is recorded by the device. With this device, we can test OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and UARS (Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome). Once complete, the patient returns the test device to the branch where the data can be extracted, read, and a diagnosis can be made, if necessary. We have a neurophysiologist who will write a report on the data in order to provide a proper diagnosis. By capturing the patient’s heart rate, airflow, respiratory effort, the amount of oxygen in their blood, and the different sleep phases, the home testing device makes it possible for a Neurophysiologist to provide a diagnosis accurately.
We also have our In-House sleep study. This sleep study will take place in our Sleep Clinic in Morningside. Our In-house sleep study records your brain waves, breathing, respiratory effort, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate, snoring, arousals, apnoea’s, awakenings, sleep stages, rapid eye movement, limb movement as well as restless legs. The patient will stay over in Sleep Renewal’s sleep clinic with on suite bathrooms, soundproof rooms, healthy light meals, FDA approved equipment and friendly staff. The recoded data will be scored and calculated by our sleep technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the sleep industry and the diagnostic report will be signed off by our Pulmonologist DR Grace Kay-Eddie. Our In-House sleep studies can be claimed back from your medical aid if you request an invoice from our Front desk in Morningside