Sleep Center Accreditation

Our Sleep Disorders Center is Nationally Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).


We provide evaluation and management of sleep related disorders such as, insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep apnea, periodic breathing, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, parasomnias and any other sleep related disorders.

We also conduct tests for the following sleep studies polysomnography, multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and Maintenance of wakefullness test (MWT).

Insomnia, defined as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, is a common problem. Occasional insomnia is experienced by more than a third of American adults, and chronic insomnia is known to effect more than one in ten. If you have ever suffered from insomnia, you know it can disturb your waking, as well as your sleeping hours. It can cause you to feel sleepy or fatigued during the day, affect your mood, and result in trouble focusing on tasks.

Hypersomnia is characterized by reoccuring episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep. Different from feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted sleep at night, persons with hypersomnia are compelled to nap repeatedly during the day, often at inappropriate times such as at work, during a meal, or in conversation. These daytime naps usually provide no relief from symptoms. Patients often have difficulty waking from a long sleep, and may feel disoriented. Other symptoms may include anxiety, increased irritation, decreased energy, restlessness, slow thinking, slow speech, loss of appetite, hallucinations, and memory difficulty. Some patients lose the ability to function in family, social, occupational, or other settings.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea, sleep apnoea or sleep apnœa is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These episodes, called apneas (literally, "without breath"), each last long enough so one or more breaths are missed, and occur repeatedly throughout sleep. The standard definition of any apneic event includes a minimum 10 second interval between breaths, with either a neurological arousal (3-second or greater shift in EEG frequency, measured at C3, C4, O1, or O2), or a blood oxygen desaturation of 3-4 percent or greater, or both arousal and desaturation. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram.

Periodic Breathing
Clusters of breaths separated by intervals of apnea (no breathing) or near-apnea. As opposed to normal breathing which is usually regular.

Periodic breathing was originally thought to arise from serious neurologic or cardiovascular disease and therefore to carry a poor outlook. It is now known that periodic breathing tends to occur during sleep, it can occur in healthy persons, and the apnea in periodic breathing is usually central (without respiratory movements) rather than obstructive (caused by upper-airway blockage).

Periodic breathing during sleep occurs typically in patients with congestive heart failure.

Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg Syndrome is a condition that is characterized by an irresistible urge to move one's legs (occasionally arms or torso). It is described as uncontrollable urges to move the limbs to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations in the body, most commonly in the legs, but can also be in the arms and torso. Moving the affected body part modulates the sensations, providing temporary relief.

Is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS). A narcoleptic will most likely experience disturbed nocturnal sleep, which is often confused with insomnia, and disorder of REM or rapid eye movement sleep. It is one of the dyssomnias. A narcoleptic may also sleep at any random time.

A parasomnia is any sleep disorder such as sleepwalking, sleepeating, sleep sex, teeth grinding, night terrors, rhythmic movement disorder, REM behaviour disorder, restless legs syndrome, and somniloquy, characterized by partial arousals during sleep or during transitions between wakefulness and sleep. Parasomnias are often associated with stress and depression, and biological factors may also be involved.

Polysomnography is a comprehensive recording of the biophysiological changes that occur during sleep. The polysomnogram, or PSG, is usually performed at night, when most people sleep; some labs can accommodate shift workers and people with circadian rhythm sleep disorders and do the test at other times of day. The PSG monitors many body functions including brain (EEG), eye movements (EOG), muscle activity or skeletal muscle activation (EMG), heart rhythm (ECG), and breathing function or respiratory effort during sleep.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a sleep disorder diagnostic tool. It used to measure the time it takes from the start of a daytime nap period to the first signs of sleep, called sleep latency. The test is based on the idea that the sleepier people are, the faster they will fall asleep.

Maintenance of wakefullness test (MWT)
The maintenance of wakefulness test is given during the daytime. The MWT usually follows an all-night sleep study. The MWT consists of a series of 40-minute trials, during which the patient tries to stay awake. The test is given every two hours throughout the day, with each trial lasting about 40 minutes. During each trial, sensors and electrodes record data on body functions (heartbeat, breathing, etc.)


CPAP Clinic - Held the last Monday of every month from 1pm to 4pm for people who have CPAP/BiPAP devices and have questions or problems with their equipment.

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