FAQ

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Why choose “The Center for Sleep Medicine”?

There are four criteria that should be used to assess any sleep medicine provider’s services. The first criteria relates to the issue of accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which physicians in the community and patients evaluate sleep medicine services. The accreditation process involves detailed reviews […]


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Is the study covered by insurance?

Sleep studies are covered under most medical insurance plans, although deductibles and percentages of coverage vary. Details regarding coverage should be directed to your insurance company. We will ask you for your insurance information and verify if a pre-cert is necessary.  If a pre-cert is necessary we will apply for approval of the pre-cert on […]


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What should I bring to the sleep center?

The Sleep Disorder Center’s private bedrooms are similar to typical bedrooms. The rooms are supplied with pillows, blankets, towels and washcloths. In addition, a bathroom is available for washing up after the study is completed. Below are some guidelines on what to bring with you for your study. You may bring your own pillow, since […]


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What is a Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)?

The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) measures a person’s ability to stay awake in a quiet, dark and nonstimulating room for a period of time. This test is usually given to a person receiving therapy for conditions causing daytime sleepiness which have been diagnosed i.e. sleep apnea. The MWT requires a person to stay awake […]


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What is a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)?

Some people also participate in daytime testing. This test consists of a series of 20-minute naps. Sensors & electrodes are used to record information, similar to the polysomnogram test. 20-minute long naps are given every two hours throughout the day. Please bring something to read or work on during the day to help keep you […]


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What is Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM)?

Behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) is a subspecialty within the field of sleep medicine which focuses on how thoughts, behaviors, and emotions cause or maintain problems with sleep. Our practice includes one of the few comprehensive behavioral sleep medicine programs in the country. Treatment services are provided by licensed clinical psychologists trained and board certified in […]


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Are there non-pharmacological options for treating insomnia?

Yes! At the Center for Sleep Medicine, we offer “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia (CBT-I).” CBT-I is a non-pharmacological treatment for Insomnia. It involves making changes to the sleep wake schedule to impact the cycle of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions perpetuating insomnia. It is the National Institutes of Health Treatment Consensus recommended treatment for insomnia. […]


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What Is Insomnia?

There are three main types of insomnia including: 1. Sleep Onset Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep) 2. Sleep Maintenance Insomnia (difficulty staying asleep), and/or 3. Early Morning Awakening Insomnia (waking early with difficulty returning to sleep) For a diagnosis of insomnia to be appropriate, individuals must also report distress about sleep or difficulties functioning (at work, […]


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What is a Polysomnogram (Sleep Study)?

A polysomnogram is a study that measures the quality of your sleep. A typical polysomnogram includes the following:
Brain waves (electrodes placed on the scalp)
Eye movement (electrodes placed on the face, by the eyes)
Chin Muscle Tone (electrodes placed on or near the chin)
Heart rate (electrodes placed on the chest)
Leg movements (electrodes placed on the legs)
Breathing (breathing sensor placed near the nose and mouth)
Breathing effort (two small elastic belts placed around chest and abdomen)
Oxygen level (small sensor attached to the finger)
Audio and Video Recording


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What is Sleep Apnea?

Apnea is a Greek Word meaning “no breath”.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the throat completely or partially collapses causing interrupted sleep. Snoring occurs when the throat is partially closed and the air passing through causes the throat to vibrate.


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Patient Portal:

Our Interactive Patient Portal allows patients to schedule appointments, view their charts, request prescriptions, view test results and recommendations, download follow-up instructions, and more.

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For Employers:

The Center for Sleep Medicine can assist you in creating a comprehensive fatigue management program. The goal of such a program is to create policies and procedures to mitigate human fatigue caused by sleep disorders.

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For Physicians:

At the Center for Sleep Medicine we offer comprehensive-care for adult and pediatric sleep disorders. Our multi-specialty, multidisciplinary team is caring, knowledgeable and dedicated to finding sleep solutions.

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