Sleep Studies

Overnight Sleep Studies

This study is called a polysomnogram. It is used to help detect a variety of sleep disorders and is often used to find out if someone has a sleep related breathing disorder. Patients check in at either 7:30 or 8:45 pm and after settling in, the technologist prepares you for sleep, and you are then encouraged to sleep until you are ready to get up the following morning. After showering and having breakfast, you will meet with the doctor to go over the results of your sleep study and discuss recommendations. A follow up appointment will be scheduled with your sleep specialist to evaluate your treatment progress. A copy of the sleep specialists report will also be sent to your primary care physician.

Nap Studies

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

Some patients will be asked to continue their study the following day to see how quickly they fall asleep in quiet situations during the day. They will be asked to attempt to nap for approximately 20 minutes every two hours, over a 10 hour period. A MSLT is the standard way to measure the level of daytime sleepiness. Excessive sleepiness is when someone is sleepy at a time and place where they should be alert (driving, for example).

Lunch will be provided for those staying for a MSLT.

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)

This nap testing is used to measure someone’s ability to stay awake in circumstances which are normally difficult to stay awake. You will be asked to sit quietly in a darkened room for 40 minutes and remain awake and alert. This nap will be repeated every 2 hours over a 8 hour period. This test is often used with individuals where there is a public safety concern, such as commercial truck drivers, pilots, and individuals with a mariner’s license.


Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at the number listed below. You may also contact your physician and request a consultation for a sleep study to the Ministry Door County Medical Center Sleep Disorder Facility. Email requests are answered by the following business day.

Ministry Door County Medical Center
Sleep Disorder Facility
920-746-3585 or 920-746-3570

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