7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Sleep studies: Sunday-Friday
80 Gardenia Drive, Suite A | Covington
Do you wake up feeling unrefreshed? Do you feel excessively sleepy during the day? Do you snore? Have you been told that you stop breathing while you sleep? Are you overweight? Do you have high blood pressure?
If you can answer yes to to two or more of those questions, you could benefit from the Sleep Disorders Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital.
The facility, which is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, has state-of-the-art amenities with four bedrooms, three with queen size beds and one special needs room. All rooms are equipped with private bathrooms as well as cable TV, Wi-Fi and personal A/C.
Unlike ordinary sleep labs, our center not only provides the testing, but also follow-up with comprehensive treatment at the same convenient location. A board-certified sleep physician is available to discuss your results and recommend the best treatment for your sleep disorder.
Our professional staff of registered polysomnography technologists are available to answer any questions and provide support for your sleep health.
Risk factors for sleep disorders range from high blood pressure and heart disease to stroke and fatigue-related motor vehicle accidents.
- Home Sleep Apnea test (home sleep study): Study that uses a portable device to record sleep parameters while patient is at home
Polysomnogram: Overnight sleep test which monitors and records patient sleep parameters such a sleep stages, respirations, oxygen level, heart rate and limb movements
- Titration: Overnight sleep test which monitors and records all of the parameters of the polysomnogram while a positive airway pressure device is as added for therapy
- MSLT (Multiple sleep latency test): Daytime sleep study in which data are collected to measure how quickly a person falls asleep
- MWT (Maintenance of wakefulness test): Daytime test in which data can be used for occupational clearance on the patient’s ability to remain awake
WHAT TO EXPECT
In-Lab Sleep Study
You will spend one night at the sleep center to undergo a special recording; a polysomnomnogram or sleep study. Special equipment will monitor your sleep and breathing patterns as well as you heart activity and body movements. Patients normally arrive at 8 p.m. and leave early the next morning, resuming normal daily actives. Click here to download a new patient evaluation form.
Home Sleep Study
You will come to the sleep center, during normal office hours, to pick up the device and receive instructions for the study. The home test consists of a nasal cannula to measure breathing, a belt on your chest to measure breathing effort, and an oxygen monitor on your finger. We ask for at least seven hours of recording time. Once the study is completed, anyone can return the device to the sleep center by noon the following day. There is a drop-box located outside for your convenience. Click here for home sleep study instructions.
WHEN DO I GET MY RESULTS?
A follow-up appointment with a board certified sleep specialists should be scheduled within tow weeks of your sleep study. To fully understand the results of a sleep study, you should meet face-to-face with a physician.