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As a leading research and academic center in the Gulf South, board-certified Tulane sleep medicine specialists provide state-of-the-art care in various fields of sleep medicine.


 
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Much more than a sleep lab, Tulane Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center is a full service sleep center which has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for the last 20 years. Tulane Comprehensive sleep medicine center is one of the very few sleep medicine centers in the Gulf South, which is accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to train physicians in the field of sleep medicine.

Once you have completed our simple sleep questionnaire, you will meet with our board certified sleep physician who will review your information, establish a base line physical and discuss the diagnostic plan and treatment options.

If a sleep study is indicated, the physician or sleep technician will discuss the preparations for a scheduled sleep study. During the sleep study, you will have your own private room with bathroom and shower.

After completion of your sleep study, your physician will review your sleep data and if treatment or medical device is needed, you will be contacted by our center to process the treatment and arrange for a follow-up visit with your physician.

The follow-up visit is very crucial to the treatment compliance which lead to a better clinical response and outcome. We provide comprehensive education regarding; CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment compliance, troubleshooting CPAP machine-related issues and mask fitting during your sleep medicine follow-up visit.

What is a Sleep Study?

After thorough clinical assessment, an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram) may be recommended to evaluate the sleep disorder. The test includes monitoring of brain wave activities, respiration, heart activity, movement or behavior during sleep and other physiologic functions during sleep in an effort to uncover the source of the sleep disturbance. This test is painless and is conducted by a trained technician.

Some patients may feel uncomfortable with the wires and electrodes, but they usually sleep adequately even on the first night. The bedroom is dark, quiet with comfortable controlled temperature. You also have your own private bathroom.

An overnight study will last a minimum of 6 hours, usually ending by 7:00 a.m.

The center also offers comprehensive services including multiple sleep latency test (MSLT or daytime nap test), maintenance of wakefulness tests (MWT), and actigraphy.

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Tulane School of Medicine  504-988-3541 cestevez@tulane.edu