How your sleep center visit works
During your first appointment at the sleep center, you will meet with one of our board-certified sleep physicians who will discuss your symptoms, perform a physical exam, and explain any recommended testing that might be useful in determining your particular sleep disorder. After any testing is completed, your sleep physician will go over the results with you in detail, and make treatment recommendations. Finally, we will continue to work with you and monitor your progress with the recommended therapy.
What sleep tests might be recommended?
Overnight sleep study — this test is also called a polysomnogram. You are monitored overnight in one of our sleep labs. This test is used to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders and to determine if therapy is successful.
Prepare for your sleep study at our Wichita Sleep East and Sleep West locations.
- Maintenance of wakefulness test — this is a daytime test where you are monitored during four separate 40 minute sessions. It determines if you can stay awake for the entire 40 minutes, and is used for people required to be fully alert on the job such as commercial drivers and pilots.
- Multiple sleep latency test — this is a daytime test where you are monitored during five separate napping opportunities. It determines how quickly you can fall asleep and the sleep stages you go into. The results help your sleep physician determine some of the causes of your excessive daytime sleepiness.
- Actigraphy — this is a wristwatch-type device that is worn at home and measures sleep patterns over days or weeks. It can help your sleep physician determine some of the different causes of insomnia.
- Imaging and laboratory tests — In certain cases, your sleep physician might recommend specific imaging studies or blood tests.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Service
We offer full-service continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) equipment, supplies, and masks to our patients at the Ascension Via Christi Sleep Center. Equipment is of the highest quality and our registered respiratory therapists spend time customizing your particular equipment. Our respiratory technologists work closely with our sleep physicians so that your CPAP therapy is as effective and comfortable as possible. Our respiratory therapists are available to follow-up with you whenever you want to discuss any problems or issues you might have with your CPAP equipment.
- Diagnosis of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
- Overnight sleep studies are performed 8 pm to 7 am