Alaska Sleep Education Center

In-Lab Sleep Study Versus Home Sleep Test

Posted by Rich Crane on Aug 19, 2016 1:00:00 AM

Sleep studies are the diagnostic tool used to identify sleep disorders.  These are performed under the care of sleep professionals in one of two settings: in-lab or a home sleep test.  There are pros and cons to each environment but make no mistake.  Completing an in-lab study is proven to be much more effective and controlled than a home sleep test.

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, sleep study, CPAP, home sleep test, cost of a sleep study, in-lab study

What Is A Sleep Study Like? A Personal Sleep Study Experience

Posted by Laci Michaud on Dec 9, 2015 4:58:48 PM


Let me preface this by saying I love to sleep!  Love it. LOVE IT!  I look forward to going to sleep every single day. Ever since junior/senior high school I remember taking naps after school on the sofa with my dog.  I would sleep from about 3:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. or until my mom would come home and make me unload/load the dishwasher. Maybe that’s why I hate doing the dishes. NAPS > DISHES. 

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Topics: polysomnogram, sleep study

Who is involved in a sleep study? Doctors, Specialists, & Technicians

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 2, 2015 2:26:25 PM

Here’s the scenario: You live with and sleep next to a chronic snorer. They are a loud “bed partner“who unbeknownst to them are causing you sleepless nights too!  

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Topics: trouble sleeping, sleep study, Snoring, tired

What is a Polysomnogram Test?

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Aug 13, 2015 10:10:00 AM

If you suspect you have a sleep disorder and are looking to get it treated, chances are you'll have to have a polysomnogram (PSG) test performed to properly diagnose your disorder.

But what exactly is a polysomnogram test? How is it conducted? And what can it tell you about your sleep troubles?

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Topics: sleep study

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study: A List of Do's and Don'ts

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Mar 20, 2015 3:59:00 PM

Coming to terms with realizing you have a sleep disorder can be a trying time. The countless nights of lost sleep have finally taken their toll, and you've decided to get to the root of what's causing you to lose quality sleep on a frequent basis.

Maybe by this point, you've already gone ahead and spoken with your primary care physician, or a sleep specialist, about your symptoms and you have scheduled to have a sleep study performed at a sleep clinic. You may be nervous about what to expect during your overnight stay at a clinic, where you will be observed by a sleep technologist while you sleep. So how do you prepare for a sleep study to ensure that it goes smoothly for both you and your sleep tech?

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Topics: sleep study, Sleep Tips

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