What is In-lab Sleep Study?

An in-lab sleep study, also known as polysomnography (PSG), is a diagnostic test conducted in a sleep center or laboratory to evaluate and monitor various physiological factors during sleep. It is often used to diagnose sleep disorders and assess the quality of sleep. During an in-lab sleep study, a patient stays overnight in a sleep clinic where their sleep patterns and related activities are monitored.

How does In-lab Sleep Study Work?

The study typically involves the placement of various sensors and electrodes on the patient’s body to measure:

  1. Brain activity: Electroencephalogram (EEG) monitors brain waves.
  2. Eye movement: Electrooculogram (EOG) measures eye movements.
  3. Muscle activity: Electromyogram (EMG) records muscle activity.
  4. Heart rate and rhythm: Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) monitors heart activity.
  5. Respiratory effort: Measures chest and abdominal movements.
  6. Airflow: Monitors breathing through the nose and mouth.
  7. Blood oxygen levels: Pulse oximetry measures oxygen saturation in the blood.

This comprehensive data helps sleep specialists analyze sleep architecture, identify abnormalities, and diagnose conditions such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders. The information gathered during the in-lab sleep study aids in developing an appropriate treatment plan for the individual based on their specific sleep-related issues.

NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates manage and treat a variety sleep conditions including sleep disorders:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Central Sleep Apnea

  • Complex Sleep Apnea

  • Narcolepsy

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

  • Snoring

  • Restless leg syndrome

  • Sleep Occupational Clearance

  • Insomnia

  • Shift work related sleep problems

  • CPAP management and education

  • Sleep study interpretation

Meet the team at NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates

Dr. Aditya Dubey

Dr. Aditya N Dubey, M.D, F.C.C.P. – Founder

Specialty:
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.  Learn more about Dr. Dubey

Dr. Petra Thomas

Dr. Petra Thomas, M.D.

Specialty:
Pulmonary Medicine
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Thomas

Dr. Arman Murabia

Dr. Arman Murabia, M.D.

Specialty:
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Murabia

Rebekah B. Lee, AGNP-C

Rebekah Lee, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner.  Learn more about Rebekah Lee

Christine Amorosi, AGNP-C

Christine Amorosi, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner.  Learn more about Christine Amorosie

Office Locations

NOVA Pulmonary – Dulles
24430 Stone Springs Boulevard
Suite 200
Dulles, VA 20166

NOVA Pulmonary – Lansdowne
19415 Deerfield Avenue
Suite 301
Landsdowne, VA 20176

NOVA Pulmonary – Vienna
124 Park Street SE
Suite 203
Vienna, VA 22180