Presbyterian Sleep Medicine offers a full range of diagnostic services to identify and treat disorders that prevent healthy, regular sleep. Our specially trained professionals offer consultations and sleep studies in comfortable, home-like environments using specialized equipment and technology to accurately diagnose sleep problems and recommend the correct treatment.
Specialties & Services
We offer a full range of medical services to identify and treat disorders that prevent healthy, regular sleep:
Narcolepsy, which can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, hallucinations and sleep paralysis
Sleep apnea, or when someone stops breathing and then starts again many times a night
Restless leg syndrome, or an uncomfortable feeling in the leg and an irresistible urge to move them
Sleep-related movement disorders
REM sleep behavior disorder, or acting out dreams
We are Nationally Accredited
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) offers accreditation as a demonstration that a sleep center has met all standards set by the AASM, such as employing skilled and qualified staff, creating a clean and comfortable environment, developing a quality assurance plan, and adhering to evidence-based practice parameters. An accredited sleep disorders program is a significant resource to the medical community and to the public. Accreditation by the AASM assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment.
The first step toward better sleep is an office consultation with one of our sleep specialists. At this appointment, we will explore your symptoms, sleep and medical history, and other factors that may be contributing to your sleep disturbances.
If we recommend that you do a sleep study, or polysomnography, you may be wondering what is involved in this test and what to expect. A sleep study is a non-invasive, overnight exam that allows sleep specialists to monitor you while you sleep to see what’s happening in your brain and body.
While you sleep, an EEG monitors your sleep stages, to identify possible disruptions in the pattern of your sleep. It can also measure things such as eye movements, oxygen levels in your blood, heart and breathing rates, snoring and other body movements.
Before Your Sleep Study
Schedule an office consultation with your sleep specialist. You can save time by printing and filling out the Sleep Questionnaire for New Patients to bring with you.
If the sleep specialist orders a sleep study, our staff will schedule one for you. Some patients may need to schedule a pre-sleep study visit to the center for a mask fitting. Pre-study tours of the center are also available.
What Do I Bring to the Sleep Study?
We want you to be comfortable, so bring what you normally wear while you sleep or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothes, as well as pillows, books, stuffed animals, and any other personal sleep items. We encourage children to bring their own stuffed animals or blankets.
Can I Have a Visitor During the Study?
Children must have one parent present during the sleep study. Adults may not have visitors unless specified by the provider.
Treatment During a Sleep Study
Before you go to bed in the exam room, a sleep specialist will place sensors, or electrodes, on you. Some patients may need a treatment intervention during their sleep study, so a sleep specialist may put a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask on you as you sleep. A CPAP is a soft mask that is fitted on the nose and mouth. It is then connected to an air compressor, and a continuous flow of air is delivered through the mask to keep the airway open during sleep.
Discharge and Follow Up
For many patients, the use of a CPAP machine is a prescription that provides lifelong benefits of significantly better sleep and health. Please follow this prescription and any other specific medical orders given by your physician.
You can get the prescribed CPAP equipment from a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) company. Please consult your insurance company for DME companies that are covered by your insurance.
Once your treatment has started, you will have annual follow-up visits with your sleep specialist.
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- 8300 Constitution Ave. NE
- Albuquerque, NM 87110
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