Sleep Studies

Why might you need one?

A sleep study is a test that records the activity of the body during sleep. There are five main types of sleep studies that use different methods to test for different sleep characteristics and disorders. These include simple sleep studies, polysomnographymultiple sleep latency tests (MSLTs), maintenance of wakefulness tests (MWTs), and home sleep tests (HSTs).

 

In medicine, sleep studies have been useful in identifying and ruling out various sleep disorders. Sleep studies have also been valuable to psychology, in which they have provided insight into brain activity and the other physiological factors of both sleep disorders and normal sleep. This has allowed further research to be done on the relationship between sleep and behavioral and psychological factors.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, speak with your care provider about having a sleep study done through FCMH. However, while we accept most major insurance companies, we unfortunately are not set up to accept Medicaid or Medicare coverage for sleep studies. 

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