If you are concerned about the quality of your sleep, ask your primary care physician for a referral. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call 713-979-0334.
The Center for Sleep Disorders at St. Joseph Medical Center is state-of-the-art on two fronts.
- Patient-monitoring equipment is the latest on the market
- Room amenities are equal to many five-star hotels
A polysomnograph, which requires an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory, collects data on the electrical activity of the heart and brain, and muscle activity of the patient. Data is collected by a certified technician, read by a board certified physician, and provided to the patient’s primary care physician.
What to Expect
In the case of obstructive sleep apnea, a two-night study may be ordered to record the patient’s sleep quality on the first night and then try to treat any airway obstruction on the second night.
At St. Joseph Medical Center, studies are prescribed by the patient’s primary care physician. A patient checks in to the Sleep Center around 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and checks out the following morning around 6 a.m., without missing a day of work. Daytime sleep studies are available for patients who work nights.
Each room is equipped with:
- Flat-screen TV
- Lounge chairs
- Queen or king sized bed
- Private bathrooms