Services & Treatments
Dealing with a sleep disorder can feel overwhelming, so Vancouver Sleep Center's home sleep testing provides you with convenient and accurate sleep evaluations. Whether it's for obstructive sleep apnea or any other sleep disorder, home sleep studies can help us prescribe essential treatment.
Home sleep studies are not recommended for patients with pre-existing conditions, including opioid pain medication use, COPD, and heart failure. These might interfere with or skew the results of the sleep study.
Polysomnography describes the process of formal sleep testing. Polysomnography is essential for an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment for many sleep disorders. For example, it can help patients who experience sleep apnea and rule out daytime sleepiness issues.
This treatment is an in-facility-only evaluation. It consists of continuously monitoring a wide range of physiologic features throughout a person’s usual sleep period. It measures the stages of sleep itself, breathing, heart rate and rhythm, oxygen levels, and movement patterns. All information is collected from sensors applied to the skin at various locations.
Bring a robe, slippers, pajamas, and personal toiletries for your polysomnography.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a test that consists of a series of five, twenty-minute nap periods scheduled two hours apart. Vancouver Sleep Center performs it the day after an overnight sleep study (polysomnography). Patients get five chances to sleep during their customary awake period. For each nap, measurements of the interval from the start of the nap period to the first sign of sleep are measured.
MSLTs are common among patients with narcolepsy, daytime sleepiness, and sleep breathing disorders to document.
Insomnia is characterized by trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting restful sleep, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep.
Vancouver Sleep Center treats insomnia through cognitive behavioral therapy. We believe behavior changes are a more natural way to treat insomnia. Unlike medicine, cognitive behavior therapy creates changes that lead to a lifetime of improved sleep.
A few methods of cognitive behavior therapy for sleep (CBT-I) include stimulus control therapy, sleep restriction, sleep hygiene, relaxation training, passive awakeness, and biofeedback.