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Our Services

Phyhealth Sleep Care is here to provide comprehensive diagnoses and ongoing treatment programs for patients suffering from a wide variety of sleep disorders. The first step to diagnosing a number of sleep disorders is the sleep study.

We know that people sleep better where they are comfortable so the private testing rooms at Phyhealth Sleep Care centers are designed to imitate a natural sleep environment.

As your patient sleeps, we will monitor 16 body signals, including their breathing, oxygen levels, heart rate, brain waves, eye movements and muscle movements with our state-of-the-art equipment.

The data collected helps us to evaluate the quality of your patient’s sleep because we’re able to observe and record sleep stages, body position, respiratory events, the amount of snoring and general sleep behavior.

A board-certified physician specializing in Sleep Medicine will interpret the sleep study, review our technician’s observations, the patient’s history and information provided by the referring physician. If a sleep disorder is discovered, we will work closely with you to prescribe and provide a course of treatment.

If the problem is Obstructive Sleep Apnea, one of the most common sleep disorders, we can provide a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, ensure the air pressure is set to the optimum level and the breathing mask is fitted properly. We will train your patient how to use and properly maintain the equipment and follow up regularly to ensure a high level of compliance.

We provide the following sleep studies:

Diagnostic Polysomnogram (PSG) – the overnight sleep study often used to monitor and evaluate the patient to help determine or confirm if there is a sleep disorder and, if so, what type and what treatment to use.

Full Night PAP Titration is required if Obstructive Sleep Apnea is strongly suspected or is diagnosed during a Polysomnogram. Typically this is a full-night study in which the patient sleeps while wearing a nasal mask or full-face mask connected to a CPAP machine to ensure the air pressure is set to the optimum level and the mask is fitted properly.

Diagnostic PSG with PAP Titration (Split Night) – If Obstructive Sleep Apnea is suspected, a “Split-Night” sleep study may be ordered. During the first part of the study, a general monitoring and diagnostic evaluation is conducted, usually to confirm Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its severity. If the PSG concludes the patient has sleep apnea, he undergoes a Titration study and then is equipped with a CPAP machine during the latter part of the study and the air flow is adjusted to find the best setting.

Diagnostic Daytime Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a daytime nap sleep study often used to confirm Narcolepsy and its severity by measuring the degree of daytime sleepiness. To ensure accurate results, it is performed on the morning following an overnight PSG. The patient is asked to nap, usually for less than 30 minutes, every two hours throughout the day, and may nap as many as five times. A technician monitors the brain activity and records how quickly it takes the patient to fall asleep during the naps, after a full night’s sleep, and to record if REM state sleep occurs during any of these napping periods.

To refer a patient or to arrange a consultation or sleep study at one of our sleep disorder centers in Denver or Longmont, Colorado call: 720-684-6167 or fax our icon Sleep Care Referral Form to 720-206-0818.