Sleep Disorder Diagnostic and Treatment Center at Spaulding Cambridge Outpatient
Directed by an expert sleep physician and pulmonologist, the Sleep Center at Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge provides services directed at the diagnosis and treatment of a range of sleep disorders that include the following:
- Sleep Apnea
- Limb Movement Disorders
The facility is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and provides clinical consultation, polysomnography, and home sleep apnea testing with the latest digital data acquisition technology and comprehensive state-of-the-art evaluations. Our sleep laboratory performs the following Polysomnograms (sleep studies) that include:
- Six Channel EEG
- EMG (eye, chin, leg)
- Respiratory Efforts (thoracis, abdominal)
- Quantified Snoring
- Oronasal Airflow
- Nasal Pressure
- Continuous Pulse Oximetry
Our sleep experts use AASM protocols and quality assurance to provide:
- High quality testing and determine optimal therapy
- Positive airway pressure therapy
- Non-invasive Ventilation
- Supplemental Oxygen
The Sleep Center Experience at Spaulding Outpatient Center Cambridge
About Your Stay
The attractive furnishings, spacious suites, and comfortable atmosphere of the Sleep Center sets it apart from most other sleep laboratories. Making you comfortable helps minimize the normal stress that many patients experience before undergoing medical testing.
Prior to the sleep study, you will be mailed a questionnaire and directions to the Sleep Center, which is readily accessible with public transportation and offers free parking. 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 for further orientation. You will fill out a pre-test questionnaire and have access to a private room to prepare for your test.
During the night, in the relaxed atmosphere of our Sleep Center, your sleep and breathing patterns will be carefully monitored. Since you may be treated with positive airway pressure therapy, the sleep technologist will perform a fitting with habituation to the equipment. The next morning, after you shower and dress, you will complete a morning questionnaire and you may request a meal voucher from your technologist for breakfast in the cafeteria. Our Sleep Center staff intends for you to leave as refreshed as possible and with a positive feeling about your experience.
The diagnostic suites in the Sleep Center are equipped with a television, private accessible bathroom with shower, and a comfortable bed.
Scheduling a Sleep Study
- We accept referrals to book a sleep study from primary care physicians & specialists
- Please contact the Sleep Center at (617) 952-6871 and our sleep study scheduler will assist you in verifying coverage for an evaluation in the Sleep Center
- Our Sleep Center accepts a majority of health insurances, for information regarding the types of insurance accepted, please see here
Data recorded during your stay in the Sleep Center is gathered, scored, and summarized by our expert Sleep Technicians before interpretation by our Sleep physician. The results are uploaded to your Partners electronic medical record in EPIC and, if your referring provider is outside Partners, faxed to that provider. If the sleep study interpretation recommends treatment, your ordering physician will need to fax a prescription for therapy to a home care company / durable medical equipment supplier.
Patients that have booked an appointment can find the following helpful information about what to expect for an in-lab overnight sleep study at the Sleep Center at Spaulding Hospital Cambridge. Click here to view the patient information packet to prepare for your appointment as well as review frequently asked questions regarding your overnight sleep study.
Let Us Help You Heal
Our Sleep team has extensive experience in neurophysiology, cardiopulmonary physiology, and the scoring /analysis of polysomnography.
James E. Mojica, MD, FAASM: Medical Director
Eymard Riel, RPGST, RST: Chief Sleep Technologist
Cheryl Linden, RPGST, RST: Sleep Technologist
Eric Siller, MPT, MBA, C/NDT: Outpatient Site Manager, Cambridge
Rob Welch, MS, PT, MBA: Vice-President of Outpatient Services
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
As the leading voice in the sleep field, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in sleep medicine health care, education, and research.