In-Lab Sleep Study Specialist

Golden Gate Sleep Centers

Internists & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Danville, CA & Fremont, CA

An in-lab sleep study provides the most complete evaluation of your sleep. You will be required to stay overnight at our newly built sleep centers. An in-lab sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram, records your brain waves, heartbeats and breathing as you sleep. It also charts your eye movements, limb movements and oxygen in your blood. This data will help Dr. Puja Thakkar make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. At Golden Gate Sleep Centers, we offer numerous diagnostic and treatment options at our two locations in Danville and Fremont, California, helping patients get much-needed sleep. If you’re interested in how an in-lab sleep study can help improve your sleep, call or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.

In-Lab Sleep Study

When is an in-lab sleep study recommended?

Some examples of why Dr. Thakkar may recommend an in-lab sleep study to:

  • Test for sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea.
  • Evaluate behaviors during sleep due to parasomnias.
  • Diagnose narcolepsy or hypersomnia along with the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).
  • Titrate or calibrate the levels of continuous positive airway pressure in patients who receive CPAP therapy for sleep related breathing disorders.
  • Determine why treatment for a sleep disorder is not working. 

Is there an alternative to an in-lab sleep study?

For some patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Thakkar may recommend a home sleep apnea test instead of an in-lab study. A home sleep apnea test uses different equipment that you can set up yourself, however it is not as comprehensive as the in-lab sleep study.

What are the benefits of an in-lab sleep study?

An in-lab sleep study is the way to fully ensure that you have the proper diagnosis for a sleep disorder. Speak with your health care provider if you think you might need a sleep study.

Before choosing a sleep apnea treatment option, talk with Dr. Thakkar. The severity of your sleep apnea, your current physical condition and medical history will help determine the best plan for you. Don’t spend another night struggling, call Golden Gate Sleep Centers or use the online scheduling tool to get help.