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Sleep Study

Dr. Jochims is board-certified in sleep medicine. He works with a team of sleep specialists (pulmonologist, ENT surgeon and psychologists) at the state-of-the-art ProHealth Care Sleep Study Clinic, conveniently located in Delafield. Dr. Jochims reads and interprets sleep studies for evaluation of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, excessive snoring, narcolepsy, insomnia, shift work disorder and restless legs syndrome. A sleep study, in the simplest terms, is a test that records what happens when you sleep. The study is done to help figure out what is creating the problems you’re experiencing.

Man undergoing in-home sleep testing

In-Home Sleep Testing

In-home sleep testing is available through the use of a portable computer monitoring device that measures heart rate and oxygen saturation and analyzes breathing patterns throughout the night. The patient wears the monitoring device for one or two nights.

  • Patient-preferred method
  • Conveniently done in patient’s home
  • Minimal equipment for easier sleep
  • More affordable than traditional in-lab testing

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Man undergoing in-lab sleep study

In-Lab Sleep Testing

In-lab sleep testing is performed at the state-of-the-art ProHealth Care Sleep Lab Center, conveniently located in Delafield.

  • More comprehensive diagnostic capabilities; “gold standard”
  • Monitored by a sleep technologist in a controlled sleep environment
  • Recommended for patients who suffer from cardiac disease, neurological illness, restless legs syndrome, suspected narcolepsy
  • Can be followed by next-day sleep testing (MSLT)

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Sleep Study Results

Polysomnogram & MSLT

A polysomnogram is an overnight sleep study used to test for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements and many other sleep disorders. The test monitors heart rhythm, brain waves, movements, oxygen levels and breathing patterns during sleep. A sleep technician records all of this data and it is then analyzed by Dr. Jochims.

An MSLT (multiple sleep latency test) typically follows a polysomnogram. It is a daytime sleep study used to diagnose narcolepsy (falling asleep suddenly during alert activities) and idiopathic hypersomnia (extreme sleepiness). Patients taking this test lie down to nap every two hours and a sleep technician monitors how quickly and deeply they fall asleep. A sleep technician records all of this data and it is then analyzed by Dr. Jochims.

Sleep Study Test Interpretation

Interpretation & Treatment Plan

After testing is completed, Dr. Jochims will discuss your options and create a plan of action, involving your referring physician as necessary. Next steps may include additional testing or lab work, treatments or procedures, medication or referral to other specialists.

Dr. Jochims supervises CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) treatments for sleep apnea delivered through Neurological Wellness Clinic’s contracted vendor-partners. Neurological Wellness Clinic’s primary location in Pewaukee also offers CPAP services, including respiratory therapy consultation and follow-up care.

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Dr. Sean Jochims, Neurologist

Dr. Sean Jochims graduated medical school with the prestigious Rick Wartgow Award for dedication to medicine. He also received Excellence in Teaching Awards as chief resident in neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Education
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Internship/Internal Medicine: Northwestern University
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago
  • Participant at Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine
Board Certifications
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