About the Center
The Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders strives to provide the latest and very best in sleep medicine to its patients. We are conveniently and centrally located inside a nice house with a warm atmosphere, with attendants who strive to provide the best individual attention possible, putting people at ease and relieving the stress related to the thoughts of having to spent a night away from loved ones at home.
Under the directorship of Dr. Anuj Chandra, a Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist, the Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders is equipped with the latest sleep testing equipment. Our professional and courteous staff make it a priority to make patients comfortable and answer all questions related to sleep testing.
How Sleep Testing Works
Patients usually arrive at about 7:30 or 8 p.m., early enough to relax and unwind so their sleep is as natural as possible. The patient will go to bed at his or her normal time, and the center’s technician will connect the monitoring equipment, explain what everything is for, and be sure the patient is comfortable with the equipment. The technician will also ask the person to do a few movements–snore, kick, and roll over, for example–to be sure the instruments are registering accurately before the patient goes to sleep.
As the patient sleeps, the technician will be watching on the video monitor and scoring the readings from the testing equipment. If the person needs to use the bathroom, he or she can press a buzzer to have the technician come and unhook the equipment. In the morning, patients usually get up and go to work directly from the Center. Each testing room has an attached bath, so the person can go through their morning routine there, rather than going home first.
What Happens After Testing
If test results show that treatment is needed, a second night at the Center may be required to confirm that the prescribed treatment method works for the patient. For a diagnosis of sleep apnea, for example, it is quite common to prescribe treatment by either:
- Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP), in which the person sleeps wearing a mask connected to a small machine that pushes fresh air into the mouth and nose continuously, or
- Adapt SV, the latest type of FDA-approved treatment in which the machine adapts to the person’s actual breathing to deliver exactly how much air the person needs.