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Sleep Studies

Pediatric Sleep Studies

The Baystate Regional Sleep Program at Baystate Medical Center is the only facility in the region that offers pediatric sleep studies, under the medical direction of Dr. Anthony Jackson, chief of pediatric neurology. Because children are not just little adults, it is important that they be evaluated by a pediatric neurologist who is experienced in diagnosing children.


Long-term Video Monitoring (LTVM)

Long-term Video Monitoring (LTVM) is a specialized form of an electroencephalogram (EEG) in which a patient is continuously monitored on a video screen while brainwave activity is recorded. This allows doctors to observe brainwave activity during the time a seizure or spell occurs. Learn more


Polysomnography sleep studies (16 channel)

A polysomnograph is a test of sleep cycles and stages through the use of continuous recordings of brain waves (EEG), electrical activity of muscles, eye movement, breathing rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, chest and abdominal breathing, nose and mouth breathing, heart rhythm, and direct observation of the person during sleep. In addition, limb or leg movement is monitored, tidal C0² and expanded EEG for epilepsy. A video camera is used to record movements during sleep.


Respiratory Sleep Studies

Respiratory sleep study tests are conducted 7 days a week, 24 hours a day (excluding holidays).

  • 4-Channel Studies: This diagnostic test is used to determine the presence of a respiratory sleep disorder (such as apnea or respiratory failure). A 4-channel study is a non-invasive recording of a patient’s heart rate, chest wall movement, airflow through the nose and mouth, snoring, carbon dioxide levels, and blood oxygen levels. Patients who are tested using 4-channel studies may have one or more of the following conditions: sleep apnea, respiratory failure, heart failure, neuromuscular disease, obesity, or lung disease.


  • 5-Channel Studies: This test is conducted on pediatric patients only. A 5-channel study is a diagnostic test that is used to determine the presence of a respiratory sleep disorder with an underlying cause of gastroesophageal reflux (a condition where stomach contents move backwards into the swallowing tube and up into the throat and mouth). The heart rate is monitored as well as breathing, chest wall movement, airflow through the nose and mouth, oxygen blood levels, and pH. Patients who receive this type of study may be an infant or a child, who was born premature, is failing to thrive, has been vomiting, has frequent respiratory infections, or who is suspected of sleep apnea or respiratory failure.


  • Therapeutic Studies: This is a non-invasive treatment for patients with previously diagnosed sleep disordered breathing. Patients are tested again using a pressurized nasal mask called a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) mask or a Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-PAP) mask and/or oxygen supplementation, which is monitored and adjusted to correct or improve a respiratory sleep disorder.


  • Oxygen/HR Monitor: This test is conducted to determine the oxygen requirement or home HR monitoring of premature infants with a slow heart rate or periodic breathing of the newborn. HR monitoring may be preformed through Baystate Home Infusion and Respiratory Services.


Baystate Franklin Medical Center
164 High Street
Greenfield MA,
Phone: 413-794-5600

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital
85 South Street
Ware MA,
Phone: 413-794-5600

Baystate Medical Center
Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA,
Phone: 413-794-5600
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