Treatments & Services
Treatment is tailored to each patient and may include evaluation for various sleep disorders, sleep testing, cognitive behavioral therapy, or the use of medications.
Home Sleep Testing
An at-home sleep apnea test is used for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). There are specific biological parameters that are measured to help determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea.
There are essentially 3 sensors used as follows:
- Nasal and oral airflow: A sensor is placed by your nose and mouth to monitor your airflow throughout the night. Some sensors look like an oxygen cannula.
- Respiratory effort: With an elastic belt band placed across your chest and abdomen, data is collected on your respiratory effort.
- Oxygen levels: A small, clip-like device called an “oximeter finger probe” attaches to your fingertip and emits a red light that assists in the evaluation of oxygen levels in your blood while sleeping.
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi):
Recommended by the American College of Physicians as the first-line of treatment for insomnia, CBTi is a non- medication treatment that targets several factors that maintain insomnia.
It is based on the scientific knowledge of sleep-wake patterns. It uses cognitive strategies to identify and reframe thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may be interfering with sleep.
It uses behavioral strategies to identify an optimal sleep window, boost sleep drive, encourage better sleep habits, and improve overall sleep quality.
During light therapy, you sit or work near a device called a light therapy box. This may be helpful in circadian rhythm disorders such as shift work sleep disorder.
A small noninvasive device, worn on the wrist is used to monitor your cycles of rest and activity. This can be helpful in monitoring sleep patterns and has been clinically validated.