The Center for Sleep Medicine
Does snoring — your own or your partner's — keep you awake at night? Do you find yourself nodding off after lunch? Do you have a hard time keeping your eyes open? Have you ever drifted off behind the wheel and awakened to find yourself drifting off the road? In addition to making you tired, ongoing lack of sleep can lead to serious health problems including high blood pressure and depression. Proper diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders may bring relief and help you attack your day with the energy it takes to do your best. Medical conditions that are caused by certain sleep disorders can be prevented if diagnosed and treated properly.
Sleep Medicine Program
The Sleep Medicine program at Bridgeport Hospital can help. The Sleep Medicine program offers comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment for those unable to get a restful night sleep. Our program offers a coordinated approach to to help manage a variety of sleep disorders and sleep-related conditions. The program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Sleep Medicine Team
The sleep medicine team includes physicians who are board-certified in sleep medicine in addition to internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care. Registered polysomnagraphic (sleep testing) technologists have extensive experience monitoring sleep disorders.
The sleep medicine team diagnoses, treats and manages the following conditions and sleep-related disorders.
- Evaluation of patients with heart failure and stroke
- Excessive sleepiness
- Movement disorders during sleep
- Parasomnias (sleepwalking, talking and abnormal sleep behavior)
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shift-related work disorders
- Sleep apnea-related seizure disorders
- Sleep-related breathing disorders (snoring, sleep apnea etc.)
Consultation and Treatment Plan
A sleep medicine physician will meet with you to assess your sleep-related disorder or other medical conditions hat may prohibit a restful night sleep. Our sleep medicine team will work with you to develop a unique treatment plan based on your needs. This may include a sleep study, sleep testing or home sleep testing. We will monitor and evaluate your progress throughout the treatment plan.
Office consultation and follow-up visits are located at:
267 Grant St., Fl. 6
Bridgeport, CT 06610
4775 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Our team aims to provide testing in a manner that provides the most restful sleep possible. Sleep testing is conducted using the advanced technology and equipment which will provide and accurate assessment of your sleep disorder. Sleep testing may be conducted at the sleep medicine center or in the privacy of your own home.
As you sleep, a test called a polysomnogram is done. This test records the following:
Registered polysomnographic technicians perform the sleep test. A board-certified sleep medicine physician interprets your results. A report will be sent directly to your physician. Our team will work closely with your physician to develop a treatment plan to improve your sleep.
- Blood oxygen level
- Electrical brain activity
- Heart rhythm
- Body position
- Eye movements
- Muscle tone
Sleep Medicine Testing Center is located at:
Bridgeport Holiday Inn
1070 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
The sleep medicine team provides continued care for each patient. We assist with follow-up care if needed and work closely with a network of specialty providers who are board-certified in bariatric surgery, cardiology, dentistry neurology and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat).
If you are unable to get a restful night sleep call the Center for Sleep Medicine at 203-384-3817.