Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders

The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center provides outpatient testing and evaluation in a comfortable, homelike setting. Both diagnostic and therapeutic studies are performed to determine if you have a sleep disorder. All studies are painless and involve observations of patients’ sleep patterns. We offer the following types of testing:

  • Night-Time Polysomnogram (NPSG): An overnight test that measures your sleep, including airflow through your nose and mouth, snoring, breathing patterns, heart activity, oxygen level, brain wave patterns, eye movement, and the movement of breathing muscles, arms and legs. 

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP): An overnight recording similar to the NPSG. In this test, breathing disorders detected during the study are corrected using a specialized breathing mask. 

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT): These tests measure daytime sleepiness to establish an accurate diagnosis and treatment. 

  • Home Sleep Testing: For specific patients without other medical issues, and with a high probability of sleep apnea complaints. Our protocols adhere to Standards for Out-of-Center Sleep Testing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to ensure quality data. Click here to read more about this option.

  • Overnight Oximetry: In-home recording of overnight oxygen and pulse rate. 

  • Actigraphy: Extended home monitoring of daytime and nighttime activity patterns over 7 to 14 days.