229 Parrish Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Monday – Friday 8 a.m.−4 p.m.
We are directly across from FF Thompson Hospital. Entrance to the building is on the ground floor at the rear of the building.
The Sleep Disorders Center provides a state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facility for individuals suffering from sleep-related breathing disorders.
Our sleep study facilities feature private, hotel-like bedrooms topping 235 square feet with all the amenities, tasteful furnishings and attentive customer care. Each room contains a full-size bed, recliner and/or hospital bed, private bathroom with shower, flat screen TV with cable, extra seating and tables for relaxation. Bariatric equipment is available and one of the four rooms features an additional bed.
Patient & Visitor Information
If you come in for an initial consultation, your blood pressure, weight and height are checked. The sleep specialist will conduct a compete physical and history, which will be used to evaluate symptoms such as difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, daytime sleepiness or fatigue, breathing problems during sleep, restless legs at night or other various troublesome behaviors. The sleep specialist may recommend an overnight sleep study known as a polysomnogram.
On the night of your sleep study, you will arrive at approximately 8 p.m., unless you have pre-arranged a daytime study. Upon arrival, you will have to ring the buzzer at the door and a technician will greet you and take you to your room. The technician will then ask you to fill out some forms, explain what to expect during your stay, review your medical history and answer any questions you may have. Sensors will be placed in strategic spots on your skin’s surface.
The sensors on your skin are connected to a polygraph, located in another room, which will make a recording of your sleep. This recording includes brain activity, eye movements, chin movements, heart activity, breathing effort and blood oxygen saturation. Usually the sleep study takes less than six hours during which voluminous data is gathered to aid in determining what prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep.
During the night the technician is in a separate monitoring room to ensure that a quality sleep recording is obtained. An infrared camera is located in each bedroom so that the technicians can note your sleeping position and hear any snoring or breathing sounds that help with diagnosis. An intercom is also on at all times so that you may communicate with the technician if necessary. You will be able to move around freely in bed and use the restroom if necessary.
In the morning after you awaken, it takes about 15-20 minutes to remove the sensors. You may shower and clean up at the Center before you leave. Your breakfast choice will be waiting for you to enjoy in the patient lounge.
Once the sleep study is completed, a board certified sleep physician will review the data and send a report to the referring physician. You may need to schedule a follow-up visit with your physician to discuss the findings and recommendations for treatment. Check with your referring physician on this.
To become a patient of the Sleep Disorders Center you must have either a referral by your primary care physician or a specialist such as a pulmonologist, neurologist, rheumatologist or cardiologist. A primary care physician may refer a patient only for an initial consult, whereas a specialist is able to refer for either an initial consult or sleep study.