If you have a consultation scheduled at our Sleep Disorders Center, you will receive a questionnaire with an explanation and instructions on how to prepare for your tests. During the sleep study, you will typically spend one night at the Center. However, you may also be asked to stay during the day for additional testing or to come back for another night if an additional study is required.
Once sleep disorders are identified, the specialists at our Sleep Disorders Center will evaluate the results of your studies and make recommendations for treatment. Approaches which may be used include medication, changes in work schedule and daily living habits, or weight loss. A nasal mask has also been developed to relieve snoring and upper-airway obstruction related to sleep apnea.
Patients occasionally are asked to return to the Center for a follow-up visit to check progress. However, your family physician will manage the long term treatment of your sleep disorder in most cases.