Sleep Center of Excellence
Sleep Center of Excellence – 281.348.8281
Our Sleep Center of Excellence provides complete diagnostic sleep studies, monitoring for oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide levels, as well as the measuring of sleep parameters to determine the appropriate amount of oxygen required during sleep. The atmosphere is not only comfortable but also technologically advanced. Each room is equipped with a bed, a bathroom, personal phone, television, individual climate control and adjustable lighting. The goal: to provide patients with the highest quality service in a comfortable yet efficient and professional atmosphere. All staff are specially trained in the care and testing of patients with sleep-related problems.
How Does Overnight Testing Work?
Not all sleep disorders require an overnight sleep study. Persons referred for testing will spend one night (sometimes more) in a specially designed "home-like" sleeping area. Monitoring patches are carefully and painlessly placed on the patient in order to monitor and record sleep pattern information such as eye movement, heart rate, brain waves, breathing and airflow. The procedure is called "polysomnogram" (PSG). The PSG is a painless procedure, which permits patients to sleep normally. A technician is present throughout the night in the event a patient needs to go to the restroom, get a drink or has other needs.
Most insurance companies cover sleep disorder testing. The Center will verify coverage and applicable fees before scheduling any overnight tests or procedures.
How are patients referred to the Sleep Center?
Patients are referred by a primary care physician to receive a comprehensive consultation. This evaluation determines whether patients are scheduled overnight for further testing. Primary Care Physicians may request day or nighttime tests be performed. All tests are performed on an outpatient basis. Pre-authorization from the patient's insurance carrier should be obtained prior to being admitted for overnight testing.
Diagnostic services in our Sleep Lab serve only outpatients. Sleep technicians test and treat patients of all ages with disorders related to sleep. Services include diagnostic testing, screening of high-risk patients and monitoring.
The most common sleep disorders are snoring and sleep apnea – an intermittent obstruction in the throat, which causes breathing to stop. Other sleep-related problems include:
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Sleep/Wake Rhythm Disorders