Equipment of the sleep laboratory
Our sleep laboratory was opened in June 2019 and is equipped with the latest scientific standards in sleep medicine in terms of equipment and personnel. The outpatient sleep center currently has nine complete measuring stations. Each of these patient rooms has a private bathroom with toilet and shower.
The sleep laboratory examination
To record sleep, we measure your brain waves, eye movements, as well as the muscle tension of your mouth muscles. The required electrodes are attached to the head and face with a special paste that hardens and can be easily dissolved the next morning with warm water.
To detect movements during sleep, your legs are also provided with electrodes. For the measurement of breathing, we record the respiratory flow on the nose and mouth. A chest and abdominal belt detects the breathing effort. A sensor on the finger can count oxygen saturation drops and pulse. In addition, an ECG is recorded. The room in the sleep laboratory is well darkened. By means of an infrared light camera, the movements of the sleeping patient can be recorded for evaluation. A microphone captures the sounds in the room, including snoring or speaking during sleep.
Duration of the examination
Please come to the sleep laboratory at 7.15 pm for your agreed appointment. You move into your room and prepare for the examination (see “Important rules of conduct during your stay”). Employees from the evening and night service will wire you and monitor your sleep. The recording of your sleep will stop between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., then the cables will be removed. Please wait until the sleep lab staff has spoken to you (around 9:00 a.m.).
Preparation for a stay in the sleep laboratory (At home-Checklist)
Important rules of conduct during your stay