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Atlanta Sleep Disorder Testing

Emory Decatur Hospital and Emory Hillandale Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center team is capable of providing top quality sleep disorder testing in Atlanta and developing the correct treatments for sleep disorders for over 125 different conditions.

Sleep disorder testing

Our services include:

Polysomnogram – a common overnight sleep study that monitors brain activity, eye movements, muscle activity, respiratory function, limb movements, blood oxygen levels, and heart rhythm to determine if a sleep disorder exists. The test evaluates different types of sleep disorders and can be used to diagnose a specific disorder. An additional sleep disorder testing procedure is an expanded EEG sleep test to determine if nocturnal seizures are occurring or to assist with sleepwalking, sleep eating, sexsomnia, and bed wetting.

CPAP Titration – another overnight sleep disorder testing procedure that is used to fine-tune treatments for sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. This procedure uses a continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP) that blows pressurized air into the nose in order to eliminate snoring and pauses in breathing that is typical in sleep apnea. This study is used to determine the best airflow setting for a CPAP machine for the individual patient. The Sleep Disorders Center also utilizes the latest state of the art BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive or Automatic Servo Ventilation for patients with Central Sleep Apnea and/or Congestive Heart Failure.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test – this sleep disorder test evaluates how long it takes a person to fall asleep. This test does not evaluate overnight sleep, instead, it monitors a person as he or she takes short naps that are scheduled throughout the day.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test – this sleep test evaluates a person’s alertness throughout the day. Unlike other sleep disorder testing, a person must stay awake as long as possible throughout the day while technicians monitor various body functions. This test is often used for persons who have jobs that involve transportation or other industries for which treatments for sleep disorders is essential for job safety.

Home Sleep Test - Home sleep testing provides a board-certified sleep medicine physician with the information he or she needs to diagnose ONLY moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, not mild or primary snoring. Home sleep testing allows you to sleep at home wearing equipment that collects information about how you breathe during sleep. You will usually set up the testing equipment yourself. Home sleep testing is not as accurate as in-center testing.

Home sleep testing is primarily used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. A physician may recommend home sleep testing if:

  • It is highly likely that you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • You have no significant medical conditions other than the suspected obstructive sleep apnea (ie no hypertension, heart disease, neuromuscular disease, COPD, asthma, etc.)

You should not have a home sleep test if:

  • You do not have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea
  • The physician suspects you may have any other sleep disorder including insomnia
  • You have certain medical conditions including pulmonary diseases, neuromuscular diseases or congestive heart failure

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Emory Decatur Hospital
Sleep Center

2665 North Decatur Road
Suite 435
Decatur, GA 30033

Emory Hillandale Hospital
Sleep Center

2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway
Lithonia, GA 30058


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