Sleep Studies Specialist

Sonoran Sleep Center

Sleep Medicine & Sleep Labs located in Glendale, AZ

If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep and your symptoms don’t respond to at-home treatments, an overnight sleep study can help pinpoint the underlying cause. At Sonoran Sleep Center, board-certified sleep medicine doctor Sarah Patel, MD, offers sleep studies to people ages four and older. The on-site sleep study suites are designed for comfort and look more like hotel rooms than medical offices. To make an appointment in Glendale, Arizona, call the office or book online today.

Sleep Studies Q&A

What are sleep studies?

A sleep study is a noninvasive test that monitors your brain and body during sleep. It’s a convenient and effective way to diagnose underlying medical issues that affect your ability to sleep soundly.

During a sleep study, a group of monitors collects information as you enter and exit the various stages of sleep. The next day, Dr. Patel reviews your test results and uses the information to make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

What types of issues can sleep studies diagnose?

At Sonoran Sleep Center, Dr. Patel uses sleep studies to diagnose various issues, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep talking
  • Narcolepsy

Dr. Patel also uses sleep studies to diagnose pediatric sleep disorders and circadian rhythm disorders.

What are the types of sleep studies?

At Sonoran Sleep Center, Dr. Patel offers several types of sleep studies, including:


Polysomnography is a sleep study that uses a series of electrodes to monitor various bodily functions during sleep. Specifically, Dr. Patel uses polysomnography to collect data about your eye movements, respiratory effort, airflow, movements, and heart rate.

Multiple sleep latency test

A multiple sleep latency test occurs in the daytime. During this type of test, Dr. Patel measures how fast you fall asleep and how quickly you enter rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep. If you fall asleep quicker than others, it might indicate an underlying medical issue like narcolepsy.

Are sleep studies always necessary?

Sleep studies are an easy and effective way to diagnose potentially serious sleep disorders, but they aren’t always necessary. If you regularly feel tired or have difficulty falling asleep, make an appointment at Sonoran Sleep Center. After a review of your medical records and a discussion of your symptoms, Dr. Patel can determine what steps to take next.

Are sleep studies covered by health insurance?

Most insurance providers cover at least some of the cost of sleep studies, but every policy differs. If you have questions about your coverage, contact your insurance provider before making an appointment at Sonoran Sleep Center.

If you have questions about what insurance covers please don't hesitate to call. We try our best to help patients with questions they may have regarding sleep studies. 

If you’re interested in learning more about sleep studies or think you may have a sleep disorder requiring a sleep study, make an appointment at Sonoran Sleep Center by calling the office or booking online today.