Sleep Centre

Contact us: 506-648-6178

What is the Sleep Centre?

The Sleep Centre is located at Horizon’s Saint John Regional Hospital. Staff at the Sleep Centre diagnose problems related to sleep disorders and their medical and psychiatric impact on an individual. The staff also direct appropriate management and treatment strategies for sleep disorders.

The state-of-the-art, three-bed laboratory has the diagnostic capacity to investigate all sleep disorders. Patients, by referral only, are assessed for a variety of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy/cataplexy, periodic limb movement disorder, nocturnal epilepsy, etc.

What you need to know:

  • Referrals to the Sleep Centre are only accepted from a physician or a nurse practitioner.
  • Diagnosis is determined, treatment initiated, and patients are returned to the care of the referring physician or nurse practitioners.
  • Assessment and diagnostic services: The Sleep Centre functions as a consultation service for patients. Referrals are triaged based on referral information.
  • The Centre provides technical diagnostic and treatment services, including: overnight sleep EEG recording, nocturnal respiratory function, movement monitoring, as well as daytime sleep latency testing.
  • Outpatient Sleep Testing Program: This service is directed to patients with suspected sleep apnea. Patients, by referral only, come into the Sleep Centre and are provided with a respiratory monitoring device which they take home with them, wear that night and return the next day. The information recorded can be used to diagnose sleep disorder breathing.

What to expect when you come to the Sleep Centre

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You will arrive between 7 and 8 p.m. for a 30 to 40-minute setup appointment. During this time, the technologist will hook you up to all testing equipment. While setting up, the technologist will explain what to expect through the night, and will also provide you with sleeping advice.

You can expect to get into your bed between 9:30 and 10 p.m. and be connected to monitoring equipment that will begin to record. Testing is done prior to turning off the lights to ensure good quality signals. At this time the technologists will make adjustments, if needed.

The technologist will monitor the test in a nearby room that also records video and audio. The technologist will be in and out of your room throughout the night as needed to make equipment adjustments, change your body’s position and to assist you if needed. A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure therapy) machine may also be used for continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Test results will then be further analyzed by staff.

What to expect during your overnight sleep study

Horizon locations offering this service:

Facility Name Address Phone
Saint John Regional Hospital 400 University Ave., Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4L2 506-648-6000