Clear Lake Specialties Sleep Lab is a sleep disorder treatment facility that provides professional sleep studies for adults. Our mission is to decrease the risk of medical and psychological complications associated with sleep disorders, thereby improving your quality of life. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians is led by a board-certified sleep specialist who has a decade of experience in diagnosing and managing the gamut of sleep disorders.
About our Technicians
All of our sleep technicians are Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) and qualified to monitor patients. Each technician has been carefully trained to provide professional and excellent care. Using the latest technology, our sleep technicians effectively monitor patients regularly throughout the course of each sleep study. At each step of the process, our patients know they are in good hands.
Types of disorders
If you experience any of the symptoms associated with sleep disorders, consult your physician to determine if you need the attention of a sleep center. Some of the most common sleep disorders include:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Types of Studies
Clear Lake Specialties Sleep Lab has the capability of providing the range of sleep studies as necessitated by the patient’s specific sleep complaints and circumstances.
Most of the sleep studies are performed as outpatient procedures at Clear Lake Sleep Lab. All of our sleep rooms are private and have adjoining full bathrooms. Some patients may be required to have home sleep testing. Usually this is dictated by a patient’s insurance company. Also, if clinically indicated, an in-patient study can be ordered and the patient will be monitored in the hospital.
During the study, you will be monitored. There will be digital video recordings of you sleeping. These video recordings are completely confidential as all data being collected on patients at the Clear Lake Specialties Sleep Lab. Please note it’s not possible to obtain your video records because it requires a special software program.
- Nocturnal Polysomnogram (NPSG) - A nocturnal polysomnogram is an overnight test of sleep cycles and stages through the use of continuous recordings of brain waves, electrical activity of muscles, eye movement, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, and heart rhythm.
- CPAP Titration - A medical device, worn on the head, that helps in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, a very common sleep disorder that affects millions of men and women in the U.S.
- Split Study - During the first half of the night, the technician performs the NPSG, your sleep is checked to determine whether you have sleep apnea and if so, the severity will be determined. If the severity meets the protocol guidelines, during the second half of the night, you may be asked to use the CPAP machine. Air will flow through a mask while you sleep. A technician will adjust the settings on the machine so the flow of air is just right for you. These are the settings you will use if asked to use a CPAP machine at home.
- Home Sleep Study - This is a simple device that you take home and wear to bed. You will bring it back to the clinic the next day, and we can evaluate your data, obtain a diagnosis and discuss treatment options. To undergo a sleep study at home, patients are evaluated by our medical staff and sent home with a portable device that is worn to bed for one night. The simple device fits on your wrist like a watch and connects to the fingertips. You simply push a button and enjoy a good nights' sleep.
Types of Treatments
Your treatment will depend on the type of sleep disorder you have and its severity. Your sleep medicine specialist may determine that an underlying condition is disrupting your sleep, and once it is treated, you will be able to get the rest you need.
Treating even mild sleep disorders can significantly improve the quality of your life. To help you understand what to expect, we're providing treatment information for some of the more common conditions including: