Our physicians work with you and your referring physician in developing appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans. The process of preparing for you sleep study begins with and initial in-depth consultation with one of our physician who have over 20 years of experience. It is important to review all of your medical problems as they may affect your sleep pattern.
Based on your signs and symptoms, the physician will determine what types of sleeps studies are required. We offer full sleep studies including Baseline PSG, Titration and PAP Naps, Multiple Sleep Latency and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing. Your sleep study is performed and monitored overnight by our sleep technicians. Real-time data is recorded on a computer. The study is scored by one of our three registered technicians following AASM rules for sleep scoring. The results are usually available in 3 to 5 days. We will call you and send you a report.
Our physician will recommend and initiate a treatment plan. Your plan may include: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-PAP)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most common and effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The CPAP machine filters room air and sends it through a hose and mask at pressure that is required to keep the patient's airway from collapsing and allowing them to breathe normally while asleep. A constant positive pressure is used while the patient is inhaling and exhaling. The pressurized air acts as an airway splint.
Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-PAP) is somewhat similar to CPAP. The different is that CPAP delivers one continuous pressure and BiPAP delivers two different pressures to treat OSA. One pressure is delivered when the patient is inhaling and another lower pressure is delivered when the patient is exhaling. Two main purpose of BiPAP are to help increase patient compliance and to treat central apneas. Some patients who require a high CPAP level have difficulty tolerating these higher pressures and BiPAP therapy is usually helpful in increasing tolerance. Patients who have been diagnosed with Central Sleep Apnea often do no benefits from CPAP therapy and may respond better to BiPAP.
We will see you in follow-up to address your unresolved needs. Our physician will continue to assess your progress under the treatment plan as prescribed until you achieve clinical success and relief of your symptoms.
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