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Sleep Studies

Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates

Pulmonologist & Allergists located in Houston, TX & Cypress, TX

The experienced physicians at Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates offer sleep study services at their offices in Cypress and Houston, Texas. If you have trouble staying asleep or have symptoms of sleep apnea, you may be a candidate for a sleep study in your home or in a sleep lab. The providers also offer comprehensive treatment plans for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders diagnosed during your study. To find out if you’re a candidate for sleep studies, call the Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates office nearest you, or schedule an appointment online today.

Sleep Studies Q & A

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study evaluates several of your body functions while you’re asleep to confirm a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea.

The team at Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates, offers sleep studies in a lab setting and also provides a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) for you to use at home.

Your provider may recommend a sleep study if you experience symptoms like:

  • Insomnia
  • Loud snoring
  • Frequent waking

Depending on your symptoms and their severity, a home sleep study may be enough to confirm your condition, or you may need overnight monitoring in a sleep lab.

What can I expect during a sleep study?

A sleep study is noninvasive and painless. During your study, you will wear several monitors and sensors that connect to a machine to monitor brain and body functions like:

  • Breathing
  • Heart rate
  • Oxygen levels
  • Body movements

For the at-home test, the device records your information, and the team at Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates review it to identify disruptions in your patterns of sleep.

During an in-house sleep study in a lab, they use the same type of monitors and sensors. A sleep study team monitors your sleep behaviors throughout the night as you sleep overnight in a comfortable, darkened room.

What happens after a sleep study?

Once the Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates specialists review your results, they create a treatment plan, if necessary.

Some available options for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders include:

  • Diet changes
  • Oral appliances
  • Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machine
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine

You may also need to make lifestyle changes, such as avoiding the use of television and other electronics at least an hour before sleeping, sleeping in a cool, dark room, or following a regular bedtime schedule.

Your Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates continues to monitor the effectiveness of your treatment to ensure you’re getting good quality sleep each night to support good health.

If you’re having trouble falling asleep or need treatment for loud snoring, schedule a consultation with the team at Houston Pulmonary, Sleep & Allergy Associates to find out if you qualify for a sleep study. Call the office nearest you or book your appointment online today.