What to expect at your sleep study
If an overnight sleep study at Baylor Scott & White – Grapevine is recommended, the patient sleeps in a comfortable private bedroom close to home. Small sensors are placed on the surface of the skin of the head, trunk and legs to measure brain activity, muscle activity, breathing, oxygen levels, leg movements and heart rate.
None of these devices penetrate the skin and no blood is drawn.
Throughout the night, trained polysomnographers monitor the activity of these sensors to help provide an accurate sleep recording.
Closed-circuit television and sound recordings allow the patient to be seen and heard throughout the night. Some patients worry about the need to get up during the night. If this is necessary, the technicians are available to assist the patient.