Sinai Hospital Sleep Center - A Culture of Sleeplessness
As Americans cram every waking moment with work, family obligations and leisure activities, the time spent getting a good night’s rest is sacrificed. This "sleep debt," the cumulative effect of not getting the quantity or quality of sleep needed, is a growing concern of the medical community, which is coming to realize that adequate rest ranks as high as nutrition and exercise in terms of behaviors that are central to maintaining good health.
There are over 85 recognized sleep disorders that can rob a person of the deep, restorative sleep required for a good night’s rest. The Sinai Sleep Center provides a place where sleep patterns can be monitored and evaluated by sleep medicine specialists.
About the Sinai Sleep Center
Sinai’s Sleep Center is staffed by physicians certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Studies are performed each evening, seven days a week. The Sleep Center offers hotel-like accommodations with luxurious, private suites that are designed to provide a comfortable and tranquil environment for sleep study patients. A complimentary breakfast is provided the morning following the study and parking is free for patients.
Other highlights of the rooms include:
- Private bathrooms.
- Large recliners for family members.
- Cots (available upon request) for patients who wish to have their spouse with them during a study.
- A cable-ready, 27-inch color television.
For purposes of the sleep study, patients are asked to turn off the lights at 11 p.m. Those patients who require moderate to low lighting while they sleep will find that their room has a night light and light dimmers to attain the appropriate amount of illumination.
A full follow-up report, including a comprehensive hypnogram chart of the quantity and quality of sleep, including up to 25 channels of sleep monitoring with state-of-the-art equipment and software, is provided to the referring physician. Each study is videotaped, with audio recording and data collection by an attending polysomnographic technologist.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
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2401 W. Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
For more information about the Sinai Sleep Center, call 410-601-9523. The Sleep Center staff will provide complete registration instructions when the appointment is scheduled.