Sleep Center Testing

Our center is affiliated with The New York Sleep Institute (NYSI), a state-of-the-art facility offering comprehensive testings and treatments for patients with sleep disorders. Specifically, the center provides epilepsy patients with a complete evaluation of their sleep problems by a board-certified specialist in sleep medicine with access to the most advanced diagnostic modalities. The NYSI can evaluate patients of all ages and works collaboratively with many other disciplines. Researchers at the NYSI are investigating different aspects of sleep in epilepsy patients with a special emphasis on children. Some of the testing services offered include:

  • Nocturnal Polysomnography (Diagnostic)
    A polysomnogram or sleep study is a non-invasive test which records your sleep pattern, breathing, oxygen level, heart rate and rhythm, and muscle tone while you sleep overnight.
  • Nocturnal Polysomnography with Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    Overnight sleep testing performed in accordance with current standards of practice, with nasal CPAP added and adjusted to therapeutic pressures.
  • Split-Night Polysomnography
    Overnight testing that is split between a diagnostic period, usually at the beginning of the recording, and a nasal CPAP period.
  • Nocturnal Seizure Recording
    Multi-channel EEG recording performed in order to evaluate sleep-related seizures.
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
    A test that involves a series of daytime nap opportunities in order to evaluate daytime sleepiness. The MSLT is desirable for evaluation of daytime sleepiness, and is particularly required for the evaluation of narcolepsy.
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
    A daytime challenge test in which the patient is given multiple opportunities to nap, but instructed to remain awake during the recording period. The MWT often provides valuable information relevant to the patient’s ability to sustain wakefulness in occupational settings or when performing critical tasks (e.g., driving).

For more information, please visit the New York Sleep Institute website.