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To understand what polysomnography is, let's break it down into its word parts:

  • Poly = Many
  • Somno = Sleep
  • Graphy = Picture or record

So, polysomnography is the recording (graph) of many (poly) body functions that happen while a person sleeps (somno).

A polysomnographer, commonly known as a sleep tech, helps adults and children with sleep disorders. Some sleep disorder examples include disruptive snoring, sleep apnea and insomnia.

As a sleep tech student, you'll learn about sleep science, bio- electricity studies (EKG, EEG, EMG), respiratory monitoring, cardiopulmonary physiology and much more.

Student Profile

What kind of people become sleep techs? People who are interested in a career in polysomnography tend to be:

• Night owls
• Compassionate and trustworthy
• Ethical and mature in demeanor

Career Opportunities

What about jobs?

• In hospitals
• In private sleep labs
• The median salary for registered and licensed polysomnographic technologists is $57,579 (Source:, July 27, 2020)

Lakeland's Program

Lakeland's program follows the most recent version of the American Association of Sleep Technologists standard curriculum. 

• Program is one year in length (three consecutive semesters). Second and third semesters include a clinical round at a regional sleep lab.
• Students learn in Lakeland's Health Building which opened in 2018 with the latest in state-of-the-art technology for learning.

Have some more questions?

Our program director is happy to speak with you to see if a career as a sleep tech is right for you. Get in touch with us here.

Or, if you're excited and ready to apply, click the button below and under "Select Degree/Certificate" scroll down to "3250-Polysomnography cert" to declare your program intent. 

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