Sleep Studies

Dr. Naseem Masood also offers Sleep Studies for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This most often means that the airway has collapsed or is blocked during sleep. The blockage may cause shallow breathing or breathing pauses.

When the patient tries to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea happens more often in people who are overweight, but it can affect anyone.

In order to evaluate and treat sleep apnea, this office conducts on-site sleep studies almost every night. They offer a sleep environment that simulates a comfortable home atmosphere attended by a compassionate and trained sleep technician throughout the night. This technician is responsible for monitoring the safety, comfort of the patient, and ensuring the accuracy of the test. These studies will be scored and then reviewed by Dr. Naseem Masood and a proper treatment plan will be advised and arranged.

Further information on bronchoscopies is available at the following website: http://www.nih.gov/