​Sleep studies at The Christ Hospital 

We understand that you are a unique individual and so are your sleep habits and patterns. The sleep medicine specialists in The Christ Hospital Network don’t rely on a cookie-cutter diagnosis and treatment plan. Our experts start with a comprehensive evaluation that includes an overview of your medical history, lifestyle and sleep habits. 

As part of your care, your doctor may recommend an overnight sleep study—a non-invasive test that monitors different body functions while you sleep. Once you’ve completed the study, your doctor will use its results to help determine your care.


Polysomnography, also called a sleep study, records what your body does during each of your sleep cycles and stages. 

Sensors attached to different areas like your head, chest, legs and chin record different information, including:

  • Air flow

  • Heart rate

  • Oxygen and carbon dioxide levels

  • Brain activity

  • Snoring 

  • Eye movements

  • Breathing patterns

  • Movement and sleep positions

The Christ Hospital Health Network conducts both in-home studies and those requiring an overnight stay at one of our two conveniently located sleep centers.

Home sleep studies

In some cases, you can participate in a sleep study from the comfort of your own bed using a portable diagnostic device. We provide the device and detailed, step-by-step instruction on its use, which typically includes:

  • Putting a special belt around your waist and attaching it to the monitor

  • Attaching a clip to your finger

  • Putting an airflow sensor under your nose

  • Turning on the monitor

The device is returned to the sleep center, where our doctors use the information gathered to help determine your care.

The Christ Hospital Sleep Centers

Sleep studies at The Christ Hospital Sleep Centers allow our doctors to gather information while you slumber in a comfortable private room. Both locations are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Our sleep centers offer a home-like atmosphere that includes:

  • A private bedroom suite with a queen-size bed

  • Private full bathroom

  • Temperature controls in your room

  • In-room television

The test is easy and painless. You’ll be connected to several monitoring devices with sensors that are attached to various parts of your body. Throughout the night, a specially trained technician observes your rest and records information like how long it takes you to fall asleep and changes to your heart rate or breathing during each stage.

"We use this information to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs."
Medical Director Karthik Kanagarajan