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What is a sleep center? A sleep center is a facility used in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. There are many sleep disorders that are evaluated in sleep centers, such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, periodic leg movements during sleep, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders.

A sleep center usually maintains a diagnostic sleep laboratory where sleep studies and sleep apnea tests are conducted. Most sleep labs perform polysomnography and home sleep tests. A sleep center is directed by a medical director, usually a sleep physician. The sleep studies are performed by sleep technologists (RST and RPSGT).
Usually, the patient's referring physician writes an order for a sleep study and/or a consultation with a sleep physician who reports back to the referring doctor and primary care physician.

An alternative to a sleep center is a home sleep test. This allows you to do it from the comfort of your own home and bed. One such service is Lunella. Click here  to learn more and to see if you are at risk.

More information on sleep centers and sleep disorders can be found at the 'Patients General Information' Page on the home page.

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2 comments on “Sleep Centers”

  1. Hello,

    As a child I could never sleep at night. I remember my mom trying to put on mozart for me in 6th grade to help me sleep because I never could. I could be so physically tired but my brain is wide awake and my heart beating fast (sometimes). I still wake up in the morning not really tired, I get a short boost then crash. Still, naps are hard to come upon and when I do they always lead to stressful dreams.

  2. The VA furnished me with a intel pap 2 machine but the pressure is set at 12 it is so high that air blowes out my mouth and gives me pain in my left ear. I can not get the technicians to change pressure. I live in Brazoria texas 77422 is there a C pap center close where I can get the proper pressure set on my machine.

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