An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic sleep disorder with 18 million alone suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic sleep disorder linked to cardiovascular diseases and insulin resistance.
This disorder has been associated with an increased risk of heart attack, hypertension, stroke, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
The Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Center strives to provide the highest level of care for patients with suspected sleep-disordered breathing or unexplained excessive daytime sleepiness.
The Sleep Lab specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias and periodic limb movement disorder for both adults and children.
The lab is staffed by a team of experts who are trained in sleep medicine and who work closely with community-based physicians through a multi-disciplinary and scientific approach to identifying and managing sleep-related illnesses.
We offer an aesthetic environment for sleep and use the most advanced technology to discern the subtleties of sleep-disordered breathing (nasal pressure transduction and signal extraction pulse oximetry).
The lab utilizes Internet-based remote monitoring capabilities to allow real-time review of abnormal nocturnal events and to facilitate rapid report generation and delivery to referring physicians.
The lab is equipped with:
- Two bed comprehensive data collection system
- Camera equipment, monitor and VCR
- State-of-the-art nasal pressure transduction and signal extraction pulse oximetry
- Diagnostic continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) systems
For an appointment or to refer a patient, please call the Holy Cross Hospital Sleep Lab at 301-754-7969.
Appointments are often made within 24 hours. Reports are made available within 72 hours - as compared to 14 days at other centers - and primary care physicians always have a direct physician point-of-contact for questions.