Tests Treatments and Services
Our state-of-the-art sleep lab is equipped to provide the full range of widely used and highly specialized sleep assessments, examinations and monitoring tests, including:
Comprehensive Sleep Evaluation
We offer personalized care in a warm, comfortable setting. Every patient sees one of our board-certified sleep medicine specialists to determine the best diagnostic test and treatment options. We offer both home sleep monitoring (for appropriate patients) and overnight monitoring in our Sleep Disorders Center.
Our multidisciplinary sleep team reviews data from assessments, examinations and monitoring tests to plan a course of treatment for your sleep problems.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) can be highly effective in solving sleep problems. This non-medication treatment addresses the thoughts and behaviors that keep you from sleeping well and helps you learn new strategies to sleep better. CBT-I can include techniques for stress reduction, relaxation and sleep schedule management.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the frontline treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. With CPAP, you sleep in a comfortable mask that keeps your airway open during the night by gently providing a constant stream of air. This eliminates the breathing pauses caused by sleep apnea, so you will no longer snore or make choking noises in your sleep. You will be able to sleep through the night without your body waking up from lack of oxygen.
When you use CPAP, you will feel more alert during the daytime. Your mood will improve and you may have a better memory. CPAP reduces your risk of serious health problems associated with sleep apnea such as hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Your partner may even sleep better because you will stop snoring.
Relaxation Trainings Using Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback, or brainwave biofeedback, allows you to see and hear measurements of your brainwaves (the electrical impulses coming from the brain inside the skull); you learn to use this information to help get a better night’s sleep.
Home Sleep Testing
Some people with obstructive sleep apnea can use home sleep testing machines instead of coming to our sleep lab for an overnight study. You’ll take the unit home with a few simple instructions. You put the unit on before you go to sleep and return it to the Center the next day. It’s that simple.
Sleep Study (Polysomnogram)
If you need an in-lab sleep study (polysomnogram), you’ll come to spend the night in our comfortable Sleep Disorders Center. At first glance, each room appears like an ordinary hotel room, but it’s actually outfitted with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and creature comforts. You will usually arrive in the evening for your sleep study. You will be set up for the testing, and then allowed to go through your usual bedtime routine, such as reading or watching TV. We’ll monitor and record your sleep, including brain waves, stages of sleep, oxygen levels, breathing patterns and heart rate. In the morning, you may shower and get ready for your day, as each room has a private bath and shower.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)The multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is a nap study. It determines how quickly you fall asleep in quiet situations during the day and helps measure your level of daytime sleepiness. During the test, your brainwaves, heartbeat, and eye and chin movements are recorded. The test also records how quickly and how often you enter the rapid-eye-movement (REM) stage of sleep.