Consultation - Diagnosis - Treatment
We evaluate and treat all sleep disorder
Your first visit to the clinic will include an evaluation by an expert sleep specialist doctor, who will obtain a thorough medical history from you and perform a physical exam to identify your concerns and sleep challenges. If a polysmonogram (sleep study) is required, we will schedule you for an overnight sleep study at the clinic to investigate further and diagnose the problem.
Sleep Disorder Diagnosis
Diagnosis – How do you Diagnose Sleep Disorders?
We diagnose sleep conditions that cause both common and complex health issues -- from weight concerns and daytime sleepiness, to choking and aggressive behaviors during sleep. An overnight sleep study is a standard diagnostic test for detecting sleep disorders and is the most effective technique for diagnosing multiple sleep disorders. After you are evaluated by a sleep specialist, you may be scheduled for an overnight sleep study. During the study you will spend the night at the Sleep Center in a comfortable, private room, while being monitored during your sleep.
We operate a modern professional sleep center equipped with the latest sleep technology to monitor patients in a comfortable and safe environment. The facility offers a home-like atmosphere conducive to your comfort during a sleep study.
Sleep Disorder Treatment
Treatment - What are the Next Steps?
The Sleep Center's specialists work to treat sleep disorders with attention to any underlying conditions (mental, medical, substance abuse, etc.) that may be causing interrupted sleep. In general, treatments for sleep disorders can be grouped into four key categories that in many cases can effectively be combined to maximize treatment benefits:
behavioral/ psychotherapeutic treatments
CPAP, Oral appliance and Inspire Neuro stimulation therapy
Other Cranial Nerve stimulation therapies for Insomnia
None of these general approaches is sufficient for all patients with sleep disorders. Rather, the choice of a specific treatment depends on the diagnosis, medical and psychiatric history, your preferences, and the sleep specialist's expertise and recommendation. In some cases, special equipment may be required for treatment or management of a disorder such as obstructive apnea, circadian rhythm disorders and bruxism. Your sleep specialist will work together with you to determine the best approach to treating and/or managing your sleep disorder.
Overnight Sleep Study – How it works
Arriving at the Sleep Institute - Arrive at your scheduled appointment time (usually 8:00 or 8:30 PM).
Before the Sleep Study - Fill out registration form and Pre-Sleep Questionnaire.
Facilities & Amenities - You'll be led to one of our clean, comfortable, private bedrooms that include many of the amenities of your own home. There is an adjoining bathroom including a shower and clean linens for your private use.
Monitoring Equipment - A sleep technician will attach monitoring electrodes to your head, face and legs, a belt around your chest and waist, and a small light probe on your finger. These enable us to monitor you and gather data on your:
Airflow from your nose and mouth
Heart rate and rhythm (EKG)
During the Night - Your sleep technician will be outside of your room monitoring the equipment and gathering data as you sleep.
After the Study - In the morning, the electrodes will be removed and you will be asked to fill out a post-sleep questionnaire. Feel free to shower and take your time to start your day with a complimentary coffee or tea before you leave.
Study Results & Follow-up - Your doctor will analyze the data and will inform you of the study results during a follow up visit.