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Our Sleep Care Center has private bedrooms with flat screen televisions and private bathrooms. We use state-of-the-art technology that allows our clinicians to monitor exactly what happens while a patient sleeps.

Sleep Care Center bedroomThe sleep lab is open seven nights a week. Patients arrive by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. so they can be set up for the sleep study, relax and get used to the monitoring equipment before falling asleep.

While you sleep, you will have some wires, or "leads," that monitor your brain waves, rapid eye movement (REM), respiratory flow and rate, muscle activity, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and snoring. A dozen or so leads are attached to the head and face, while additional sets run from the legs to the computer to detect any twitching or jerking that can signal a condition called "periodic limb movement disorder."

A highly trained sleep technologist stays in the sleep lab, in a separate room, overnight to monitor the video recording and assist patients should they need anything during the night.

The Sleep Care Center is under the direction of Christina Abavana, MD who is board certified in neurology and fellowship-trained in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Abavana is available for consultation with patients and physicians regarding evaluation and treatment.

Home Sleep Testing
A home sleep study may be clinically appropriate for those patients who meet the criteria and are eligible through their insurance coverage. Learn more >>

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