Sleep Disorder Services at Middlesex Hospital
- Consultation - A visit with a Sleep Specialist for evaluation and treatment.
- Polysomnogram (PSG) - A diagnostic study of sleep: if you meet the OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) split night criteria for treatment, you will be placed on CPAP/BiPAP during the second portion of test.
- PAP with Compliance Clinic - An overnight titration of CPAP/BiPAP, for those who have a positive diagnostic study for Obstructive Sleep Apnea within one year. One to Two clinical visits with a Sleep Physician to discuss the results of the test and monitor your success.
- Home Sleep Study -A portable 5 channel study for those who cannot attend an overnight study within the Sleep Center. AASM Guidelines require a thorough sleep evaluation prior to a portable (home) sleep study. This study screens for Obstructive Sleep Apnea only.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test - Daytime nap study following a full night diagnostic PSG to evaluate /diagnose narcolepsy or other causes of daytime sleepiness.
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test - Daytime study to evaluate ability of the patient to stay awake.
- Desensitization of PAP mask - An hour long daytime appointment with a technologist for mask sizing and treatment anxiety.
- PAP-Nap - A 3-4 hour session with a technologist specialized in relaxation techniques for those who have difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep while using PAP devices. Example: phobias about wearing the PAP mask, ongoing noncompliance.
- Actigraphy - A week long recording, via the wearing of a watch, of your movement and light intake to help evaluate Insomnia and other wake disorders.
- CTB-I Sleep Coaching- Five 40 minute sessions over a 6 week period with a sleep coach trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques for insomnia. The sleep physician will be meeting with you prior to and during the program to wean any sleeping medications and to monitor your progress.
The Sleep Disorders Center provides treatment for:
There are many more sleeping disorders that could be causing you or your loved ones disruption in your normal daily lives. Do not be afraid to see your doctor or Sleep Medicine Physician about a problem you may be having. Leaving these problems untreated often causes worsening mental and physical health.
Below are a few sleeping disorders but certainly not all of them.