Midstate Sleep Care Center - About
About the MidState Sleep Care Center
MidStateâ€™s Sleep Care Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is under the direction of Brett Volpe, MD, Board Certified in Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Volpe is available for consultation with patients and physicians regarding evaluation and treatment.
Our Sleep Care Center has four private bedrooms with flat screen televisions and private bathrooms. We use state-of-the-art technology that allows our clinicians to monitor exactly what happens while a patient sleeps.
The sleep lab is open seven nights a week. Patients arrive by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. so they can be set up for the sleep study, relax and get used to the monitoring equipment before falling asleep.
While you sleep, you will have some wires, or "leads," that monitor your brain waves, rapid eye movement (REM), respiratory flow and rate, muscle activity, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and snoring. A dozen or so leads are attached to the head and face, while additional sets run from the legs to the computer to detect any twitching or jerking that can signal a condition called "periodic limb movement disorder."
A highly trained sleep technologist stays in the sleep lab, in a separate room, overnight to monitor the video recording and assist patients should they need anything during the night.