What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study, otherwise known as a polysomnogram (PSG), is a test done in either a home setting or in a facility specially equipped to perform an overnight recording of the multiple physiologic variables important in differentiating normal from abnormal sleep. This study requires the attachment of sensors and other devices that measure such things as brain waves (EEG), airflow, oxygen saturation, breathing effort, heart beat (ECG), body position, snoring, limb movements and others. The study done at home consists of less information but may suffice in less complex situations, whereas the study done in a facility is more complex and requires the presence of a trained sleep technician. Your physician is the best judge of which study is right for you. In either case, the study is safe and non-invasive i.e. no needles or internal monitoring, and is nothing to fear. If you think you might need something to help you get to sleep, ask your doctor to provide this and bring it in with you. Be sure to tell the sleep tech you have it so as to be instructed the best time to take it. Also bring any medications you think you might need or that you normally take at bedtime. You will be told what to bring in terms of bedclothes, pillow, etc. Unless there are very special circumstances, your bedpartner is not allowed to sleep with you.
A PSG may be ordered by any health care provider. However, since there is unique information and many variables involved, it is interpreted by a physician that has taken special training and become board-certified in a specialty known as Sleep Medicine. This certification is obtained through testing by the Board of Medical Subspecialists, and must be supported by continuing medical education and periodic recertification. As a patient, it is important to ensure that your testing is being directly supervised and interpreted by a board-certified practitioner.
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We have grown in Manatee & South East Hillsborough County
and most respected private pulmonary, sleep medicine, and critical care practice
The physician has been providing the most advanced and comprehensive medical care with a dose of old fashioned caring and personal attention on a one to one basis.
M.P. Rampertaap M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Rampertaap is also a RPSGT, a Board Certified Polysomnography Technician,by the AASM
and Board Certified in Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Rampertaap has been practicing Pulmonary (diseases of the lung) and Sleep Medicine since 1989.
He is an active staff member at Blake Medical Center, Manatee Memorial Hospital, and Southbay Hospital.
He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at LECOM: School of Medicine, and has students rotate through his service.
Director of Sleep Disorder Clinic, P.A. and does clinical research work in his clinic and hospitals.
Interprets Sleep Studies at Blake Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital.
We have 2 locations to better serve you in Manatee & Hillsborough County. Our centers are Accredited by the American Academy Of Sleep Medicine
2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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