What is a sleep study?

A sleep study in the simplest of terms is a test that records what happens when you sleep. The study is done to figure out what is creating the problems you are experiencing.

IN-HOME SLEEP TESTING

In-Home sleep testing is available through the use of a portable computer monitoring device that measures heart rate. oxygen saturation and analyzes breathing patterns throughout the night. The patient wears the monitoring device for 1-2 nights.

  • Patient preferred method
  • Conveniently done in patient's home
  • Minimal equipment for easier sleep
  • More affordable than traditional testing
  • Preferred option of DOT truckers and the trucking industry.

IN-LAB SLEEP TESTING

In-lab sleep testing is performed at the sate-of-the-art ProHealth Care Sleep Lab Center conveniently located in Delafield.

  • Gold Standard: More comprehensive diagnostic capabilities.
  • Monitored by a sleep technologist in a controlled sleep environment.
  • Recommended for patients who suffer from cardiac disease, neurological illness, restless leg syndrome, or suspected narcolepsy.
  • Can be followed by next day sleep testing (MSLT).

Sleep Disorders Treated

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Excessive Snoring
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Shift Work Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Sleep Study

A Polysomnogram is an overnight sleep study used to test for Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Movements and many other sleep disorders. The test monitors heart rhythm, brain waves, movements, oxygen levels and breathing patterns while you sleep. A sleep technician records all of this data and it is then analyzed by Dr. Jochims.

An MSLT typically follows a Polysomnogram. It is a daytime sleep study that is used to diagnose Narcolepsy (fall asleep suddenly during alert activities) and Idiopathic Hypersomnia (extreme sleepiness). Patients taking this test lay down to nap every two hours and a sleep technician monitors how deep and how quickly you fall asleep. A sleep technician records all of this data and it is then analyzed by Dr. Jochims.

Interpretation and Treatment Plan

dr_jochims_interprets_test1After your tests are complete, Dr. Jochims will discuss your options and create a plan of action, involving your referring physician as necessary. Your next steps may include additional testing or lab work, treatments or procedures, medication or referral to other specialists. Dr. Jochims supervises CPAP treatments (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) to treat Sleep Apnea delivered through the Neurological Wellness Clinic’s contracted vendor-partners.  Neurological Wellness Clinic's primary location (Pewaukee) also offers CPAP services including respiratory therapy consultation and follow up care.