Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s state-of-the-art Sleep Center is a 4-bed unit that features comfortable, homelike rooms with sound proof walls for total privacy. Furnished with a queen size bed and flat screen television, each room provides patients with a comfortable testing environment.
Conditions we Treat
Jamaica Hospital’s Sleep Center diagnoses and treats a variety of sleep disorders, including but not limited to:
- Shift work sleep disorder
- Sleep apnea
- Pediatric sleep disorders
- Night terrors
Several testing options are available at Jamaica Hospital’s Sleep Center and patients will participate in at least one of the following sleep studies:
- Diagnostic (routine) overnight PSG — This is a general test that monitors several aspects of sleep—the amount of non-rapid eye movement and rapid eye movement sleep and number of arousals—as well as the following body functions during sleep: breathing patterns, heart rhythms, and limb movements.
- CPAP titration (Treatment) — If sleep apnea is diagnosed during the diagnostic PSG, a second PSG with titration is then conducted during a second overnight stay. Continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP), a common treatment for sleep apnea, will be given at this time.
- Split night (diagnostic & treatment) – During the first half of the night, this test is used to determine whether a person has sleep apnea, as well as the severity of the condition. During the second half of the night, continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP), will be applied and titration will begin.
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) —Used to diagnose narcolepsy and to measure the degree of daytime sleepiness. To ensure accurate results, it is performed on the morning following a diagnostic overnight PSG.
- Maintenance of wakefulness Test (MWT) —A MWT is used to evaluate a person’s ability to stay awake during the day. There are four trials given two hours apart.
What to Expect
All of our patients are assigned to a private room. Each room is equipped with a camera, microphone, and testing equipment. These devices allow our technicians to closely monitor our patient’s sleep throughout the night.
The test begins once a patient is hooked up to electrodes. The electrodes do not hurt and will be placed on the face, chest, and scalp. In addition, an electrocardiogram is used to record the heart rate and an electromyogram is used to identify abnormal movements made during the sleep study. During the sleep study, information is recorded and sent to the technician’s workspace, where it is analyzed and a report is created. Patients who participate in the overnight study can expect to be finish at 6:00 a.m., the morning after their arrival.
All patients will be offered snacks in the morning before their discharge.
Additional Information for Pediatric Patients
A parent or legal guardian must stay overnight with their child during the sleep study. Each patient room is equipped with a bed, with side rails, for children, and a pull out chair for each adult to sleep in. Only one adult is allowed to stay overnight with their child.
Home Sleep Studies
Jamaica Hospital now offers accurate home sleep studies to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. To conduct a home sleep study, patients simply come to Jamaica Hospital’s Sleep Center and receive a portable, easy to use take home sleep kit, which includes a monitor, 2 bands, pulse oximeter, and nasal cannula. Before taking the kit home, the staff at Jamaica Hospital’s Sleep Center provides a detailed orientation on how to operate the device.
After conducting your sleep test in the comfort of your own home, you return the kit the next day. The information gathered from the home kit is downloaded and the results are available within days, as opposed to the longer waiting time typically associated with sleep lab studies, which is a major benefit to those who need immediate results.
Our staff consists of Board-Certified Sleep Specialists and Respiratory Therapist, who are highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. We also boast an impressive 2:1 technician patient ratio, which provides our patients with the optimal attention they need during their sleep study.
Jamaica Hospital Sleep Center
Trump Pavilion, Lower Level
89-40 135th Street
Jamaica, NY 11418
The Sleep Center is open from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call 718-206-5916.