(410) 535-2005 ex. 5348
995 North Prince Frederick Blvd., Suite 101, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Under the Medical Directorship of Kim Goring MD, FAASM, Calvert Internal Medicine Group’s AASM-accredited Sleep Disorder Center offers a wide array of consultative and diagnostic evaluation of sleep disorders in our sleep center.
Sleep testing is available six nights a week.
Sleep Disorders refer to conditions that affect the quantity and quality of sleep. Common symptoms such as loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness and frequent awakenings can point towards a disorder of breathing during sleep. This disorder is obstructive sleep apnea which is known to affect roughly 18 million adults and can lead to impaired function of the heart, lungs and brain.
Sleep apnea is one of the many sleep disorders that are tested, evaluated and treated in our sleep lab.
There are two types of sleep studies that your doctor may recommend.
Home Sleep Test – This test consists of a small ambulatory kit with sensors that track your breathing during sleep and is done in the comfort of your home.
In-Lab Sleep Test – This is an overnight test in our state of the art sleep lab which offers a comfortable environment, made to feel like home. The quality of sleep, air flow and heart rhythm are monitored under the direct supervision of our accredited sleep technologist.
Home Sleep Test
– You will need to pick up the home sleep test device from our sleep center, located at 995 Prince Frederick Blvd., Suite 101, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. You will receive detailed instructions on use when you pick up the device on your scheduled day. The following morning you will return the home sleep test device to the sleep center. In-Lab Sleep Test
– You will arrive the evening of your scheduled in-lab sleep test around 8pm. Our technicians will apply electrodes that monitor your brain waves, this allows our technicians to know when you are asleep. Also, wires to monitor muscle activity and heart rate will be placed on your legs and chest. Elastic belts will be placed around your chest and abdomen to monitor breathing. All sleep tests are painless and non-invasive.
A few reminders for you
- Please remove make-up, facial creams, and be clean shaven
- No caffeine or alcohol after 12 noon the day of your sleep test
- Follow your usual daily routine, take usual prescription medicines
- Please be sure to print and fill out this important questionnaire and bring it with you to your sleep study appointment.
- Insurance card and drivers license
- Overnight bag, comfortable clothes and toiletries
After your sleep test, Dr. Goring will review the test and our staff will then contact you with the results as well as establish a plan of care. A plan of care may include additional testing, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), dental device or other treatment options.