CLINICAL SERVICES

Sleep Disorders Center

Many sleep disorders do more than deprive people of a good night's rest. They also contribute to serious health problems and an increase in many types of accidents. Due to the growing need to treat sleep disorders, St. Joseph’s offers a comprehensive sleep diagnostic program.

Our facility features a comfortable, hotel-like atmosphere with cable TV and a shower, as well as morning refreshments. Most important, we offer the full medical back-up that only a hospital can provide.

Our experienced staff of technologists works with Board Certified Sleep Specialists to help diagnose sleep disorders, such as:

  • Sleep apnea - a breathing disorder
  • Narcolepsy- excessive sleepiness
  • Insomnia - the inability to sleep
  • Periodic limb movements of sleep
  • Night terrors
  • Teeth grinding

What is a Sleep Study?

A sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG), is a non-invasive, painless test that records and measures various functions during sleep. Small electrodes are placed on numerous areas of the body to monitor:

  • Nasal/oral breathing
  • Abdominal and thoracic effort
  • Snoring
  • Heart rate and blood oxygen
  • Brain waves
  • Muscle movements


This information is recorded onto a computer (usually at night) and analyzed the next day. We then send the test results (interpretation and recommendations) to the patient's referring physician within three to five business days.

Our Center also offers:

  • Diagnostic PSG (polysomnogram)
  • CPAP/Bi-PAP titration studies
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT)
  • Maintenance Wakefulness Tests (MWT)
  • Patient follow-up
  • Support groups
  • Comprehensive consultations by board certified sleep specialists.

Contact Us

Please call Central Scheduling at 410-427-5500 to schedule an appointment. Have the order for the testing and your insurance information available. A packet of information and instructions pertaining to your sleep study will be mailed to you after scheduling your test. A copy of the sleep questionnaire and Sleep Apnea Risk Assessment (SARA) is available for download. If you have any questions please call the Sleep Center at 410-337-1240.

Physicians who would like a sleep study for their patients may call Central Scheduling at 410-427-5500. An order form is available for downloading for your convenience. Certain insurances require documentation of the need for testing and office notes with this information will need to be sent to the Sleep Center. Orders and office notes may be faxed to 410-427-5506 (Central Scheduling) or at 410-337-1517 (Sleep Center).