To aid in diagnosis of a sleep disorder, most patients will need an overnight sleep study called a polysomnogram (PSG), which is a scientific evaluation of sleep.
Other patients may require a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), which evaluates a patient’s level of sleepiness. PSGs and MSLTs are performed by highly trained technologists, who will monitor and record a patient’s parameters including brain waves, eye movements, oxygen saturation, respiratory effort, airflow and leg movements.
PSG and MSLT results are reviewed by the Sleep Center’s physician, Dr. Ravi Vaela, and shared with the patient. A formal analysis report, including the patient’s diagnosis and treatment recommendations, is forwarded to the patient’s referring physician. Long-term management is usually done by the referring physician. Some of the treatments may include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), oral appliances, surgical procedures or medication. CPAP equipment can be purchased or rented through Ridgeview Home Medical Equipment, located at 141 W. First Street, Suite 300, in Waconia.
To participate in a sleep study at the Ridgeview Sleep Disorders Center, patients must be 18 years or older and referred by a physician.
Insurance reimbursement is available in most cases. For questions on exact payments, please contact your insurance company. Patients will be referred to an appropriate provider if insurance coverage does not apply.