Ambulatory Sleep Study Program
With this program, patients are able to undergo a test for sleep apnea in the comfort of their own bed. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. Sufferers of this condition often experience excessive daytime sleepiness.
How the Program Works
Rather than spending the night at a sleep lab, patients pick up an easy-to-use portable monitor at a University Medical Practice Associates (UMPA) practice site and receive instructions on how to use this lightweight device at home. The duration of the home sleep study is usually from one to three nights, says Raymonde Jean, MD, an experienced, board-certified sleep specialist who oversees the program. After the study is performed, the device is brought back to the doctors’ office.
After the information is analyzed, a patient comes in for a follow-up visit to go over the results and discuss treatment options if sleep apnea is diagnosed. A common treatment for people with this disorder is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine during sleep.
To learn more about this program, please contact Dr. Jean at the following practice site located on Manhattan's Upper West Side:
UMPA Specialty Center at Columbus Circle
36 West 60th Street,
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-523-UMPA (8672)