Nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1999.
The sleep staff consists of registered polysomnograph technicians with many years of experience. The Sleep Center performs studies that assist our staff in diagnosing and treating various sleep problems that affect normal sleep and daytime alertness. The most serious symptoms of sleep disorders are daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, heavy snoring and breathing irregularities during sleep.
Our Testing Services
Tests used by the medical staff in the Sleep Center include:
- PSG (Polysomnography). Known as a sleep study, is a multi-parametric test that provides a comprehensive recording of biophysiological changes that occur during sleep. It’s usually performed at night when most people sleep and is done at the Sleep Center.
- CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). Titration, which is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by repeated episodes of stoppage of airflow caused by a collapse and closure of the airway.
- Home Sleep Studies. If a patient is unable to stay at the Sleep Center, the staff may be able to prescribe a home-testing kit to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea.
- Overnight Pulse Oximetry. A well-established tool routinely used in to determine a patient’s arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate. It is a useful tool for establishing the need for either oxygen therapy for a patient or the further need for a sleep study on the patient.
- MWT (Maintenance of Wakefulness Test). This is used to evaluate a person’s ability to remain awake and alert during the day.
- MSLT (Multiple Sleet Latency Testing). A sleep disorder diagnostic tool to measure the time elapsed from the start of a daytime nap to the first signs of sleep.