The Sleep Center Experience
The attractive furnishings and comfortable atmosphere of the Sleep Center set it apart from most other sleep labs. Making you comfortable helps to minimize the normal stress that many patients experience before undergoing medical testing.
Prior to the study you will be mailed a questionnaire and directions to the Sleep Center. You will be asked to arrive at the sleep center on the evening of your evaluation. You should check in with the concierge in the lobby who will direct you to the Sleep Center. You will fill out a night questionnaire and be fitted for a nasal or face mask in case you need it during the study.
During the night, in the relaxed atmosphere of our Sleep Center, your sleep patterns will be carefully monitored. You may be treated with PAP or oxygen therapy. The next morning, after you shower and dress, you will be asked to fill out a morning questionnaire and given a voucher to exchange in the cafeteria for breakfast. Our Sleep Center staff intends for you to leave as refreshed as possible, and with a positive feeling about your experience.
The diagnostic suites at Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge are equipped with television, private shower, and comfortable bed.
Scheduling a Study
We accept referrals to book a sleep study from primary care physicians, specialists, or their offices by faxing a completed a Sleep Study Requisition form to: 617-952-6879. To request a Sleep Study Requisition Form, please contact the Sleep Center at 617-952-6871
Scheduling can be also be arranged by calling the Sleep Center at: 617-952-6871. Our sleep study scheduler will then contact you to schedule the study, and will confirm your appointment within a week of the study.
Health insurance plans (for instance BCBSMA, HMOs, Medicare, Medicaid) usually cover sleep evaluations, as prescribed by a physician. The Spaulding Sleep Center scheduler will assist you in verifying coverage for an evaluation in the Sleep Center.
Leadership and Expertise
Analysis of Your Personal Sleep Data
Data recorded during your Sleep Center stay is gathered by our expert technicians, scored and summarized, and then interpreted by a pulmonologist/sleep physician. We are pleased to offer a short turnaround for reading and report test and evaluation results. All results are placed on Partners LMR (electronic medical record) with the results faxed and emailed to your ordering and primary care physicians. If PAP therapy is recommended, your physician will need FAX a prescription and a copy of the sleep study to a home care company.
Our Sleep study team has extensive experience in neurophysiology, and in scoring and analyzing sleep study data.
Medical Director: James Mojica, MD
Administrative Director: Rob Welch, MS, PT, MBA
Chief Technologist: Maggie Powers RRT, RPSGT
Polysomnograph technologists: Richard Mesek, RRT, RPSGT; Robert Trask, RRT, RPSG T; and Jimmy Umudi, RPSGT
Sleep Center Scheduler: Khadija Hilal
Your physician may also refer you to our PAP habituation clinic for evaluation to try different types of pressures and masks; or for an MSLT (multiple sleep latency testing) if narcolepsy is suspected.