Sleep Center Services
The Sleep Center at Auburn Community Hospital is an American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited facility designed to diagnose sleep disorders for our patients. More than 100 million Americans of all ages fail to get a good night’s sleep. This leads to a lower quality of life and reduced personal health. At least 80 disorders can endanger public safety and be life-threatening.
Our newly renovated Sleep Center provides a comfortable and inviting experience for patients having to undergo overnight stays for testing when sleep disorders are suspected.
Auburn Community Hospital’s Sleep Center is directed by Dr. Rajesh Rao, who is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Together the team focuses on administering sleep disorder tests in a comforting manner that helps to induce a natural sleep state environment. Once the tests are administered, the data collected is reviewed and shared with the patient in a post-test interview. The data is used to make a diagnosis and prepare a report which is then shared with the patient’s referring provider. Depending on the findings, a recommendation will be made to help correct a specific condition.
The services provided by the Sleep Center at Auburn Community Hospital create a sleep state that is needed to provide sleep-related information to treat a variety of conditions involving the heart, vascular system and brain functions. State-of-the-art digital instrumentation using Phillips Respironics equipment is used to conduct the following tests:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Central Sleep Apnea
The Sleep Center at Auburn Community Hospital provides patient comfort to help achieve a sleep state that will yield detailed information to make an accurate diagnosis. Features include:
- The use of Tempurpedic beds for a high level of comfort
- Flat-screen televisions with DVDs to stimulate a home environment
- Private rooms with private bathroom
- State-of-the-art digital instrumentation using Phillips Respironics equipment