Sleep studies available at the fully accredited Tanner Center for Sleep Disorders include:
- Full-night diagnostic studies (nocturnal polysomnogram, or NPSG)
- Split-night diagnostic and therapeutic studies (NPSG with continued positive airway pressure, or CPAP)
- Daytime multiple sleep latency tests
Studies are conducted at night and are monitored by a sleep technologist. Patients are encouraged to dress comfortably (a T-shirt and shorts for men and two-piece pajamas – not nightgowns – for women). Patients will be attached to unobtrusive electronic monitoring sensors and asked to watch television or read until they feel relaxed enough to sleep.
A sleep technologist will record video and audio at all times during sleep tests, and can communicate with the patient through an intercom. A physician will read the sleep study conducted at the center and will be available to discuss follow-up care.
With locations in Carrollton and Villa Rica, the path to a better night’s sleep begins close to home.
To Prepare for a Sleep Study
In Carrollton, sleep lab patients should report to the Sleep Center across from the Dixie Street entrance of Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton at 7 p.m. for registration and orientation. Patients should plan to remain at the center from 7 p.m. to 5 or 6 a.m.
In Villa Rica, sleep lab patients should report to the Emergency Department registration desk at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica to check in. Patients will be shown to the sleep lab for orientation. Sleep study hours are 7:30 p.m. to 5 or 6 a.m.
For more information, call 770.836.9146.