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Sleep & Wake Disorders

Collaborating with Mary Washington Sleep Medicine, our Sleep & Wake Disorders Center is your go-to destination for comprehensive sleep care across all sleep disorders. Our aim is to stand as the prime choice for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, both for our local community and our valued practice partners.

With the convenience of two easily accessible locations, we ensure your comfort in a cozy, home-like setting. Our rooms are thoughtfully designed akin to hotel rooms, featuring a full-size bed, flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and a private bathroom.

Where We Are Located

Your scheduled arrival at one of our two facilities will depend on capacity and the specific sleep study needed. Choose your preferred location for information on address, phone number, and driving directions.

    What We Offer

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

    • 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

    What we treat

    Mary Washington Sleep & Wake Disorders Center treats patients with symptoms for all sleep disorders including:

    • 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

    Meet Our Expert Team

    Our board-certified sleep medicine physicians from Mary Washington Sleep Medicine analyze your sleep studies and conduct any necessary follow-up visits. Complementing their expertise, our Sleep and Wake Disorders Centers are staffed with state-licensed and registered polysomnography technicians (RPSGTs) to ensure the highest level of care for our patients.

      Scheduling Your Sleep Study

      A physician's order is required for a sleep study. If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, discuss your concerns with your physician. Once you have the prescription for the sleep study along with the relevant office notes, please have your physician fax them to 540.741.7832. Upon receiving this information, we will promptly reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

      Patient Resources

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

      Sleep History
      Please complete a Sleep History questionnaire prior to your visit.

      Getting Ready for Your Sleep Study

      Below, you'll find important instructions to prepare for your scheduled appointment. These guidelines correspond to the location of your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Sleep Center at 540.741.7830 before your appointment.

      Nighttime Sleep Studies: Fredericksburg and Stafford locations
      • Avoid napping on the day of the test.
      • Refrain from consuming caffeine after 12:00 p.m.
      • Have a regular dinner and continue your prescribed medications, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If your medications induce drowsiness, bring them to take before sleeping.
      • Avoid using hair products, makeup, body lotion, or nail polish. Hair weaves are not permitted. Deodorant is allowed.
      • Bring your own pajamas, personal toiletries, and clothes for the following day to ensure your comfort.
      • Feel free to bring items like your pillow, book, or tablet for entertainment.
      • Arrive at the Sleep Center by your scheduled appointment time of 8:30 p.m. You can anticipate leaving around 6:00 a.m., unless you have a daytime study afterwards.
      • If you would like to get your paperwork completed prior to your appointment, please complete the Sleep History form on our website. Be sure you bring this with you the night of the study.

      Your private room and technician at the sleep center will be reserved for you. In case you need to cancel or reschedule your test, please provide a 72-hour notice.

      MWHC Sleep Center: 2216 Princess Anne St, Suite 105, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

      Our sleep center is located in a medical office building on Princess Anne Street near the intersection with Germania Street.

      Stafford Hospital Sleep Center: 101 Hospital Center Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554

      The patient will arrive via the Emergency Department entrance. Check in at the security desk, and then proceed to the elevator to get to the 4th floor. When you exit the elevator, there is a waiting room on the right. Please have a seat and the tech will come and get you.

      Daytime Sleep Study PSG/CPAP (Fredericksburg location only)
      • Refrain from sleeping or having caffeine after 11:00 p.m. the day prior to your study.
      • Enjoy a regular breakfast and continue your prescribed medications, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
      • Avoid using hair products, makeup, body lotion, or nail polish. Hair weaves are not allowed. Deodorant is permitted.
      • Bring your own pajamas and personal toiletry items for comfort.
      • Feel free to bring items such as your pillow, book, or tablet.
      • Arrive at the sleep center by 7:30 a.m. Plan to depart around 3:00 p.m.
      • if you would like to get your paperwork completed prior to your appointment, please complete the Sleep History form on our website. Be sure you bring this with you the night of the study.

      A private room and technician will be reserved for you at the sleep center. If you need to cancel or reschedule your test, please notify us at least 72 hours in advance.

      Sleep MSLT (Sleep Center calls patient for this procedure)

      This study is conducted after your nighttime sleep study if you meet specific criteria set by your doctor. If your doctor orders this procedure and you qualify, expect to stay following your nighttime sleep study. You'll need to bring your own breakfast and lunch; we provide a microwave and refrigerator for your use. If you don't meet the criteria, you'll be able to go home the morning after your nighttime sleep study. Continue taking prescribed medications, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. Follow the same guidelines regarding hair products, makeup, lotion, and deodorant. Comfortable street clothing is recommended as you'll change out of pajamas for the daytime study.

      Your study should be completed by 4:30 p.m.

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