Sleep studies operates 6 nights a week (Monday-Saturday). Testing, such as MSLT, is performed in a home-like setting with state of the art equipment. Nocturnal studies are performed from 8pm-7am, but testing times can be adapted to accommodate patients with irregular schedules. The Sleep Diagnostic Center is able to test patients with a variety of sleep disorders. Currently, patients as young as 13 years of age are accepted. A physician referral is required. Follow up care with the center’s sleep specialist can be arranged and is preferred in order to maintain continuity of patient care.
Put to Bed – SOMC Sleep Lab
Sleep Lab Services
Polysomnography is a sleep study. A sleep study monitors you as you sleep and measures the following: oxygen levels, body positions, brain waves, breathing patterns, eye movements, muscle activity and heart reate.
Sleep studies are usually performed at night but can be performed during the day to accommodate shift workers. Polysomnography is performed to help diagnose sleep apnea, periodic limb movements, parasomnias and other disorders that disrupt sleep. Additional EEG monitoring can be done to evaluate for nocturnal seizures.
CPAP Titration Study or Bipap
CPAP or Bipap is the primary treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea. This study is performed after the diagnosis of sleep apnea is made. In cases of severe sleep apnea, CPAP or Bipap may be used during the initial polysomnogram. CPAP is applied by wearing a small mask over the nose. Pressurized air is used to help regulate breathing and control periods of apnea. During a CPAP/Bipap titration study the pressure is gradually increased over the course of the night until adequate control of breathing disturbances is reached. The setting determined by the titration study will be used when CPAP/Bipap therapy in the home begins.
MSLT-Multiple Sleep Latency Test
This study is a series of naps taken at 2 hour intervals and is performed following a nocturnal sleep study. The study is performed during the day and is used to determine how long it takes you to fall asleep. This study is used to help in the diagnosis of narcolepsy or other disorders of excessive sleepiness.
MWT-Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
This study is a series of naps taken at 2 hour intervals. The study is performed during the day and is used to measure how alert you are. The MWT can be used to see if someone is responding to treatment of a sleep disorder and can be used to help judge whether a patient is too tired to drive or perform other daily tasks.
The CPAP Clinic provides one on one education and training for patients using CPAP or Bipap equipment. This education program includes:
- introducation to PAP therapy
- mask selection
- mask desensitization and problem solving
- compliance checks
- follow-up visits to assure or verify all is going well with equipment
The CPAP Clinic staff will work closely with the patient’s physician and DME company to assure that the patient has the needed equipment and support to be successful with CPAP/Bipap therapy.
Home Sleep Testing
A home sleep test is a diagnostic test than can determine whether or not you have obstructive sleep apnea. A home sleep test collects less information about your sleep and only detects obstructive sleep apnea. For certain people a home sleep test can be effective but there is also a high risk of error.
All testing at the Sleep Diagnostic Center is performed according to guidelines set by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Location and Office Information
1735 27th Street
Portsmouth OH 45662
Waller Building 102
|Monday||8:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Thursday||8:00 am – 4:30 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Note: Sleep studies are done from 8-7 from Monday – Saturday|