A sleep disorder evaluation is a comprehensive medical assessment that begins with a sleep clinic consultation. During the consult, you will be interviewed by a sleep disorders specialist, or your personal physician may simply refer you directly. Diagnosis of many sleep disorders requires you to sleep overnight in our diagnostic facility. UPMC Cole provides sleep rooms that are private and comfortable in a hotel-like setting.
Sleep patterns are monitored by applying sensors to the skin's surface, which record brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, breathing patterns and body movements. This monitoring process is painless, and a technologist is available all night to ensure your comfort. After any sleep testing, further diagnostic or treatment recommendations will be made by your sleep specialist or personal physician with your involvement and consent.