What happens with a sleep test?
Similar to the sleep test that is used to determine whether or not a patient has sleep apnea, it is also used to determine what kind of air pressure works for patients. After a patient gets their diagnosis, they are asked to return to the sleep lab for yet another sleepover to determine the severity of their condition.
Once a patient is ready for bedtime, they are set-up in bed and hooked up to a number of machines designed to monitor what happens to their body while they sleep. The patient is then fitted with a mask that is connected to a CPAP machine. Throughout the night, technologists will observe the patient and adjust the levels of the air pressure in an attempt to reduce the symptoms that come along with sleep apnea.