At the Sleep Disorders Center, we evaluate patients’ respiration and other physiologic measurements while they sleep. Small electrodes are attached to the skin to measure snoring, eye and leg movements, muscle and brain wave activity, oxygen saturation, respiratory effort and heart rate. Breathing is monitored by measuring airflow at the nose and mouth. These measures do not interfere with normal breathing, and no significant discomfort or risk is involved.
To confirm the diagnosis of narcolepsy or to document the presence of pathological daytime sleepiness, a series of four or five 20-minute daytime naps, spaced at two-hour intervals, are performed following an overnight sleep study.
Following diagnosis, treatment will be administered based upon the severity of the sleep disorder and corresponding health issues.
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to access the Epworth test, a brief series of questions which can help you determine if you have a problem.
Current St. John Sleep Center patients
The following two forms are required for download and completion prior to your sleep study.
General Patient Information