North Collier Sleep Diagnostic Center
Jose R. Marquina, M.D., F.C.C.P.
1855 Veterans Park Dr
Naples, FL 34109
- How should I prepare for my sleep study?
Electrodes will be attached to your skin and scalp, so please do not apply creams, lotions, makeup, hair spray, or other oily substances. Bathroom facilities are available, please bring any toiletries in your overnight bag.
- What should I bring with me to the sleep center?
The electrodes will not stick to skin that is perspiring, so the facility is intentionally kept chilly. We ask that you bring loose fitting (preferably two piece), warm night attire. Blankets and pillows are provided, however, you may also bring your own if you prefer. You should bring any of your regular evening medications with you.
- What if I can't fall asleep for the study?
Most people fear they will be unable to fall asleep wired to all the sensors, however, they are nearly imperceptible within a few minutes. A sleep medication may be administered if necessary.
- Who will be present at my study?
Although you will have a private suite, a sleep technician will be continuously monitoring you via closed circuit camera and intercom. They are available to assist your every need. There may be other patients simultaneously undergoing testing in other suites.
- What is CPAP?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a device that gently blows air into your mask preventing upper airway collapse (apnea) during sleep. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea on your initial sleep study, you will require a CPAP titration study.
Read how CPAP can save your life.
- What is a CPAP Titration Study?
This is a second overnight study designed to determine the minimum pressure required by the CPAP device to prevent your airway from collapsing.
- How does Sleep Apnea affect my health?
Sleep Apnea has been linked to several chronic medical conditions, including heart disease, arrhythmias, stroke, high blood pressure, Type II Diabetes, dementia, depression and obesity.
Read more about the health effects of sleep apnea.
- What is sleep hygiene?
It is a set of bedtime "rituals" performed every night just prior to going to bed. Sleep hygiene keeps you healthy by keeping your mind and body rested.
Read all about sleep hygiene.
- What are treatments for the less common sleep disorders?
There are a variety of treatments for sleep disorders other than sleep apnea. Circadian rhythm disturbances may be treated with melatonin and/or light therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is an option with Insomnia. It is used to promote healthy patterns of sleep.
Read more about common sleep treatments.
New Patient Information
Diagnosing and managing Sleep Disorders is a complex multi-step process. There are several different steps included in this evaluation. Before your overnight study at our Accredited Sleep Center, you may be asked to complete several informational questionnaires and possibly keep a sleep diary of your sleep pattern for one or two weeks prior to your overnight study.
First you will be scheduled for a consultation with a Medical Professional. This includes a thorough medical evaluation including assessment of your sleep problem, medical history, physical examination, and review of your medical records. With this information, decisions regarding your treatment options can be discussed, and a Polysomnography (Sleep Study) may be scheduled at our Accredited Sleep Center.
A sleep study consists of an overnight recording in our Accredited Sleep Laboratory. Measurements of your sleep stages, brain wave patterns, breathing and snoring, eye, chin and leg movements, heart rate and oxygen saturation will be recorded.
Your sleep study will be videotaped for evaluations of any abnormal movements observed during the study. You will have electrodes attached to your skin to measure the above parameters. However, we will make your overnight stay as comfortable as possible. Our Certified Sleep Technicians will be stationed nearby during the study to help you with any of your needs.
A Large amount of data is recorded during a Sleep Study. This will be reviewed by our trained professionals, and requires extra time to evaluate the comprehensive nature of this data. You will be given a follow up appointment to have the results fully explained to you. In some instances, more than one Sleep Study may be necessary.
Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.
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