All tests are performed by a multidisciplinary team that is responsible for preparing and monitoring the patients, as well as examining their sleep records.
The tests are recommended for diagnosing various sleep disorders, sleep respiratory disorders, narcolepsy, other hypersomnias, parasomnias (sleepwalking, behavioral REM disorder, nightmares and night terrors), Restless Legs Syndrome, periodic limb movement, and circadian rhythm disorders.
The main symptoms related to these disorders that require tests at the Sleep Institute include excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring and respiratory arrests while sleeping, unusual sleep behavior, difficulty falling or staying asleep, and leg movement while sleeping. All tests are carried out upon a doctor’s request.
Facing the new coronavirus, Instituto do Sono has adopted several recommendations from the Brazilian Sleep Association (BSA) to reinforce the safety of our patients and personnel.
Our structure is designed to provide for comfort and safety, offering the patient the best experience in the investigation of sleep disorders. The suites are individual, with cable TV, air conditioning, lighting control and lockers, and the entire examination is monitored with cameras, by polysomnogram technicians. We also offer:
In case you have flu, cough or fever, the exam must be rescheduled, unless your requesting doctor informs the Instituto do Sono about the need to conduct the polysonogram even under these circumstances.
No. Polysomnogram is a non-invasive and complete painless procedure.
In case you’ve been taking any medication of continuous use, check with your doctor the possibility of skipping it on the day of the exam.
Yes, it is possible and allowed.
No. All patients are allocated to individual suites.
We offer a snack consisting of 1 fruit, 1 cracker and a sweet.