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Sleep & Wake Disorders

Sleep problems and daytime sleepiness can cause or make serious health problems worse and interfere with work and other activities. Sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome are just some of the 95 identified sleep disorders from which patients suffer.

But, through comprehensive testing at one of our Sleep and Wake Disorders Centers, we can diagnose and help create a course of treatment for your sleep problem.

Sleep Lab Locations

Depending on capacity and the sleep study required, you will be scheduled to arrive at one of our two facilities:

    Studies We Offer

    The Mary Washington Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorders Center on Princess Anne Street in downtown Fredericksburg, and the Stafford Hospital Sleep Lab offer evaluations that are conducted through various overnight and specialized daytime sleep studies. Studies are conducted in a comfortable, home-like environment. Rooms have been designed to be like a hotel, and are equipped with a full-size bed, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and individual bathroom.

    Sleep studies are available for children and adults. We ask that an adult remains with any patient who is a minor throughout the study.

    Our Sleep Centers offer the following diagnostic testing:

    • Polysomnography (sleep study)
    • Home Sleep Testing (HST)
    • Split Polysomnography
    • Bilevel/Bilevel ST/ASV testing
    • MWT (Maintenance of Wakefulness Test) to determine patient’s ability to stay awake on the job after an adequate night’s sleep
    • MSLT (Multiple Sleep Latency Test) to diagnose narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia
    • CPAP Titration (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
    • Pediatric sleep studies (pre- and post-tonsillectomy testing)
    • Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant sleep study

    Symptoms of sleep disorders include:

    • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
    • Daytime drowsiness
    • Drowsy driving
    • Snoring
    • Breathing interruptions (sleep apnea)
    • Sleep walking
    • Restless legs
    • Restless sleep
    • Feeling unrefreshed after an adequate amount of sleep
    • Morning headaches
    • Frequent urination at night
    • Night sweats
    • Hyperactivity/ADHD in pediatric patients

    Our Board-Certified Sleep Specialists and Expert Staff

    The Sleep and Wake Disorders Center of Fredericksburg and the Stafford Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorders Center have state licensed registered polysomnography technicians (RPSGTs) to conduct your study. In addition, our board-certified sleep medicine physicians from Mary Washington Sleep Medicine interpret your sleep studies and perform follow-up visits, if needed.

    We are Accredited

    Both the Sleep and Wake Disorders Center of Fredericksburg and Stafford Hospital Sleep and Wake Disorders Center are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

    The AASM is a professional organization dedicated to assuring quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promoting the advancement of sleep research, and providing public and professional education. An accredited sleep disorders program is a significant resource to the local medical community and public. Accreditation by the AASM assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment.

    AASM

    AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which other organizations and companies evaluate sleep programs. This is reflected by the fact that in many states insurance companies require sleep studies to be conducted only at an AASM-accredited facility.

    To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional quality health as designated by the Academy. This process involves a detailed inspection of a center's facility and staff including employing skilled and qualified staff, creating and maintaining a clean and comfortable environment, developing and maintaining a quality assurance plan, and adhering to evidence-based practice parameters. Additionally, the facility's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

    Why Shouldn’t I Choose Any Sleep Lab?

    Any physicians can operate a sleep lab, without training in sleep medicine and without certification by an accrediting body. Some physicians who claim to be sleep specialists may have no formal, fellowship training in sleep medicine, or they may have trained only during a short course lasting several days. While some non-accredited laboratories provided excellent service, we believe that patients deserve a board-certified sleep medicine physician and an AASM-accredited sleep lab.

    What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (OSA)

      How to schedule a sleep study

      Sleep studies can only be obtained with a physician’s order. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder, please discuss your concerns with your physician. Your physician will fax a prescription for the sleep study and office notes to 540.741.7832. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment once we receive this information.

      Patient Preparation Instructions for Sleep Study
      Please review the patient preparation instructions for your sleep study prior to your visit.

      Sleep Questionnaire
      Please complete a Patient History and Sleep Questionnaire prior to your visit.

      National Sleep Foundation

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