Our Sleep Centers Provide Expert Care
With dedicated Sleep Centers equipped with state-of-the-art technology
for precise diagnosis and monitoring, our Sleep Centers are led by neurologists
who are fellowship-trained and board-certified by the American Board of
Sleep Medicine (ABSM). Our sleep disorders programs integrate care, as
needed, from a medical team that includes neurosurgeons, pulmonologists,
otorhinolaryngologists and pediatric specialists, as well as respiratory
therapists and weight management specialists who can address unique needs
in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Our registered polysomnographic technologists utilize the most sophisticated
equipment to conduct sleep studies for adults and children. In comfortable,
home-like settings they conduct sleep studies that help physicians precisely
measure, diagnose and classify all forms of sleep or waking disorders.
Sleep Disorder Testing
Sleep Studies (Polysomnograms)
This involves spending a night in our sleep lab. As part of the procedure,
monitors are placed to record brain waves, muscle activity, respiration
and heart rhythms while you sleep. The monitoring and testing procedures
are pain free and will not restrict you from moving around.
Pediatric Sleep Studies
The Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center at Monmouth is one of only a handful
of centers experienced in performing pediatric sleep studies. A parent
or guardian will be required to stay with the patient during testing procedures.
During an overnight sleep study, you may be asked to attempt a trial with
continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a device used in the treatment
of obstructive sleep apnea. This consists of a small mask that is placed
over the nose and is connected to a pressure device that acts as an air
pressure splint to prevent your airways from collapsing during sleep.
If the device is found to be effective, it may be prescribed as part of
A technician will work with each patient to ensure success of CPAP therapy
by acclimating them to use of the mask, and easing any anxiety.
A daytime procedure lasting from two to five hours that includes a nap
and hand-on coaching from the staff to increase compliance with CPAP therapy.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test
This test usually follows an overnight sleep study. It involves a series
of nap tests performed during the day to assess the degree of daytime
sleepiness and is useful for diagnosing narcolepsy.
Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing
Daytime testing performed to evaluate daytime alertness. This testing
may be required for certain occupations and for commercial drivers license
Polysomnography with Full EEG Monitoring
Monmouth's Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center offers the availability
of full EEG monitoring to evaluate for sleep-related seizures.