The Long Beach Adult & Pediatric Sleep Center has been evaluating patients with sleep-related disorders since 1986. Our centers provide expert evaluation and treatment recommendations utilizing advanced diagnostic equipment for adult and pediatric patients of all ages.
The Long Beach Adult & Pediatric Sleep Center is an accredited sleep facility with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
All tests are scored and reviewed by a specialist certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) and interpreted by a physician certified as a Diplomat of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a board-certified Pulmonologist.
We perform complete digital recording and analysis of sleep with state-of-the-art equipment.
- Home Sleep Testing (HST)
The Home Sleep Test (HST) is an overnight test conducted outside of the hospital setting. Using a small device with attached sensors, this type of testing monitors heart rate, breathing effort, and oxygen levels, and can be used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in some patients.
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a test conducted the next day after an overnight Polysomnography test and checks for excessive daytime sleepiness by measuring how quickly you fall asleep in a quiet environment during the day. The test typically consists of five scheduled nap periods during the day. The MSLT sleep test is used to help diagnosis narcolepsy and idiopathic Hypersomnia.
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) test is used to measure how alert you are during the day. It helps to show whether you can stay awake for a defined amount of time. The test is performed in the Sleep Center and consists of four sleep trial periods.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that afflicts more than 12 million people in the United States. It is the main reason patients are referred to the Sleep Center. Some signs of OSA include:
- Awakening not rested in the morning
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times
- Constant daytime sleepiness
- Loud, disruptive snoring
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Limited attention and concentration
- Not remembering things during the day, memory loss
To schedule a sleep study, you’ll need a referral order from your physician including consultation notes discussing your sleep issues.
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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in an effort to relieve these feelings. RLS affects as many as 12 million Americans.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that afflicts more than 12 million people in the United States. It takes its name from the Greek word apnea, which means "without breath." People with obstructive sleep apnea literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep due to closure of their airway.
Diagnostics & Treatments
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After having a polysomnogram you may be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and be asked to undergo a split-night study. This is a full night study consisting of a diagnostic polysomnogram followed by a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) interventional therapy.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test is used to determine the extent of daytime sleepiness, and to test for the likelihood of narcolepsy, a debilitating sleep disorder that affects one in 100,000 people.
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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A small mask or nasal cannula is applied to the nose which is connected by tubing. Air pressure is controlled by a generator, similar to an air purifier.
Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) is a variant of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) where the pressurized air is delivered at higher pressure when you breathe in than when you exhale.
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