Examination in our practice

So that you don’t waste time unnecessarily in our practice and when contacting us, we have provided you with a few tips. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Make an appointment

Make an appointment – online or by phone, with our friendly practice team. Thus, the first step to the examination in one of our practices is already done.

Bring a note of referral

Ask about the referral from your referring doctor. This saves you time at check-in.

Fill out the printed form

You will find our practical online forms in our large media library – just print out and fill out. This saves you a lot of time on site!

An overnight stay at the sleep laboratory

  • 1. arrival at the sleep laboratory

    • at 8:00 p.m. or as agreed
  • 2.  registration, introduction and briefing:

    • You will move into your room and you will be informed about the procedures of your examination once again
  • 3.  placing the sensors:

    • Cabling to the equipment and the sensors by our qualified personnel. Afterwards you can watch TV or get comfortable in your room.
  • 4.  From 5:30 a.m. on:

    • removal of the sensors and cables.
  • 5.  Good morning!

    • For a good start into the day we offer a variety of coffee and tea as well as a snack.
  • 6.  After the removal of the cables you may go home.

    • We kindly ask you to leave the laboratory until 07:00 a.m.
  • 7.  Thank you for your stay!

    • The examination is finished: the achieved data of your polysomnography will be forwarded to the practice for further diagnosis and treatment.

The appointment reviewing your results normally take place a week after the measuring at the sleep laboratory.

  • 1. arrival at the sleep laboratory

    • at 8:00 p.m. or as agreed
  • 2.  registration, introduction and briefing:

    • You will move into your room and you will be informed about the procedures of your examination once again
  • 3.  placing the sensors:

    • Cabling to the equipment and the sensors by our qualified personnel. Afterwards you can watch TV or get comfortable in your room.
  • 4.  From 5:30 a.m. on:

    • removal of the sensors and cables.
  • 5.  Good morning!

    • For a good start into the day we offer a variety of coffee and tea as well as a snack.
  • 6.  After the removal of the cables you may go home.

    • We kindly ask you to leave the laboratory until 07:00 a.m.
  • 7.  Thank you for your stay!

    • The examination is finished: the achieved data of your polysomnography will be forwarded to the practice for further diagnosis and treatment.

The appointment reviewing your results normally take place a week after the measuring at the sleep laboratory.

Procedure of cabling

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The nose glasses record possible snoring sounds and interruptions of your breath flow.

Firstly, the electrodes for the ECG will be attached to your chest with a special harmless glue. It measures the rhythm of your heartbeat.

A stretchable belt with a sensing element will be strapped around your chest and your waist measuring your breath flow.

An additional sensor records the position of your body during the night. A pulse oximeter will be attached to one of your fingers to measure the arterial oxygen saturation of your blood.

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Nose glasses

The nose glasses record possible snoring sounds and interruptions of your breath flow.
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Electrodes

Firstly, the electrodes for the ECG will be attached to your chest with a special harmless glue. It measures the rhythm of your heartbeat.
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Probe

A stretchable belt with a sensing element will be strapped around your chest and your waist measuring your breath flow.
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Sensor hands

An additional sensor records the position of your body during the night. A pulse oximeter will be attached to one of your fingers to measure the arterial oxygen saturation of your blood.
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Sensor legs

Next, two electrodes are positioned on each of your lower legs, with which nocturnal leg movements can be registered.