Many people experience sleep disorders at some point in their lives. If the problem is not treated in time, it can become chronic.
Thanks to our services, people:
- improve their quality of life;
- learn to understand and manage their sleep disorders;
- can receive treatments that are tailored to their needs.
Although sleep apnea (pauses in breathing during sleep) is the most well-known sleep disorder, over 84 sleep disorders exist. Here are some examples:
- insomnia: the person has difficulty falling asleep or getting enough sleep;
- narcolepsy: the person suddenly falls asleep at any time during the day;
- circadian rhythm disorders: the person falls asleep at the wrong time of day or is unable to sleep when they should (may be caused by night-time work or jet lag);
- parasomnia: sleepwalking, etc.
Sleep disorders often have a direct impact on physical and mental health. Some play a major role in the prevalence of:
- heart disease;
What services are offered?
A physician specializing in sleep disorders provides consultations on site or remotely through the telehealth system.
Tests are performed to diagnose and pick the appropriate treatment:
In the patient's home:
- nocturnal oximetry (test that measures the amount of oxygen in the blood during the night);
- ambulatory polygraph (test that measures breathing during sleep).
At the Sleep Laboratory:
- polysomnography (in addition to measuring breathing, measures other signals such as heart rhythm, brain activity, and movements to recognize the various stages of sleep);
- measurement of the time required to fall asleep;
- maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT).
Who can receive our services?
- People aged 16 years and older;
- Residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, northeastern Nova Scotia and southeastern Québec.
The clinic is located in Moncton, at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.
A satellite department at the Campbellton Regional Hospital provides ambulatory polygraph and nocturnal oximetry tests.
How to obtain our services
The doctor or nurse practitioner must send a request for consultation:
Service Request – Sleep Clinic, Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre
Request for Services – Sleep Clinic, Campbellton Regional Hospital
Members of our team:
- respiratory therapists specializing in sleep disorders;
- respirologist specializing in sleep;
- administrative assistant.