Center for Advanced Sleep Studies
A good night’s sleep is vital to your health and sense of well being; a poor night’s sleep can affect the quality of your life and even may be life threatening. At the FMH Center for Advanced Sleep Studies, we are committed to using advanced diagnostic technology to provide our patients superb quality and superb service– all of the time.
The FMH Center for Advanced Sleep Studies is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To receive accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.
Sleep Studies at FMH
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most patients are sent to FMH to diagnose or treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition that involves a blockage of the airway during sleep. Common symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Loud snoring
- Impaired memory/concentration
- Morning headaches
- Frequent awakenings
- Falling asleep at work or while driving
When your doctor sends an order to FMH for a sleep study, one of our coordinators will contact you to schedule the study and will encourage you to pre-register with the hospital. Please follow the detailed instructions in the patient packet prior to coming for your study. During your sleep study, one of our sleep technologists will welcome you to a private sleep room. Our rooms feature double beds, recliners, flat-screen televisions, and free wireless internet access.Once you are comfortable, your sleep technologist will explain the testing process to you and apply the necessary equipment. You will then be encouraged to fall asleep for the night.After your study, the results will be sent in a report to your doctor’s office. Please contact your doctor to learn the outcome of your sleep study and discuss treatment options. Click here for more information about sleep disorders, ways to evaluate your sleep, tips for better sleep, and more.
TESTS WE PERFORM
Pediatric Sleep Studies
SLEEP DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
Good quality sleep is very important to your child’s health. Sleep disorders in children have been linked to developmental delays, poor school performance, ADHD, and a variety of other issues. Children with sleep disorders may have symptoms such as snoring, unusual movements during sleep, headahces, irritability, bedwetting, significant nighttime sweating, labored breathing, and hyperactivity.
CONVENIENCE FOR FAMILIES
Our center offers world-class pediatric testing in a convenient location.FMH is away from the city traffic associated with many pediatric centers, yet our studies are interpreted by Dr. Laura Sterni, who is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Sleep Center.Children and parents spend the night together in private sleep rooms, where they are attended by technologists who are specially trained and equipped to perform pediatric sleep studies. Learn more about pediatric sleep studies.