Since each individual is different, evaluations are structured on a case-by-case basis. The type of sleep disorder determines the evaluation required. Individuals may be seen by one of the Center’s physicians to help make this determination. Some people, particularly those suspected of having sleep apnea, will undergo overnight polysomnographic evaluation to assess their sleep problems. This involves spending one night in one of the Center’s private recording bedrooms while your sleep, breathing, heart activity, body movement, and other physical events are monitored throughout the night by a polysomnographic technologist. In some cases a daytime sleep study may be clinically necessary.
Treatment options are determined by the results of the assessments and may include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), surgical procedures, dental procedures, medications, or individual or group behavioral therapies.