How Are Sleep Disorders Diagnosed?
All patients are referred by their physician. A sleep specialist reviews each patient's comprehensive sleep questionnaire and, in some cases, the patient can be referred to another specialist without a sleep study needed.
If a sleep disorder is suspected, a sleep study can be ordered. This involves an overnight stay in one of our comfortable outpatient rooms. During the stay your brain waves will be recorded by our state-of-the-art EEG machine to monitor stages of sleep and any frequent sleep interruptions. A microphone and closed-circuit television provide other clues about heavy snoring and unusual body movement. An airflow recording with oximetry monitors your breathing, noting obstructed breathing, number of partial or complete breath holds and oxygen level. Finally, an electrocardiogram monitors your heart rate and rhythm.
Treatment Options for Sleep Disorders
Depending on the sleep disorder that is diagnosed, treatment may include surgery, medical devices, behavior modification or medications.
Sharp Grossmont Sleep Disorders Team
The Sleep Disorders Center is staffed by a sleep specialist trained in sleep disorders and pulmonology. Specialists in neurology; ear, nose and throat surgery; and psychiatry are available for patient referral.
An Extraordinary Level of Care
From keeping patients comfortable with special hotel-style amenities like aroma therapy and custom pillows to morning coffee and pastry service, our priority is our patients. It's all part of the extraordinary level of care we call The Sharp Experience.
Tips to Get a Good Night's Rest
- Avoid caffeine consumption after 2 pm
- Stick to a regular sleep routine
- Avoid exercise close to bedtime
- Turn off all electronic devices (cell phone, tablet, TV, laptop) an hour before bedtime
Sleep Disorders Center
Grossmont Medical Plaza, Suite 602
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
For More Sleep Disorders Information
Sleep assessment is provided with physician referral only. To learn more about the Sleep Disorders Center, call 619-740-4488.
To find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.