Sleep Disorder Center - Bloomfield

At both of our locations, state-of-the-art technology allows physicians to monitor exactly what happens while a patient sleeps.

The sleep lab in Wethersfield accommodates up to 4 patients nightly in new rooms with wood-trimmed furnishings and amenities like flat-screen TVs. The sleep lab in Bloomfield can accommodate up to four patients nightly.

Both Sleep Center locations are open seven nights a week. Patients arrive by 8:30pm so they can relax and get used to the monitoring equipment before falling asleep.

While the subject sleeps, multiple wires, or “leads,” monitor brain waves, rapid eye movement (REM), respiratory flow and rate, muscle activity, heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and snoring. A dozen 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 overnight to monitor the video recording and help hooked-up patients to the bathroom in the middle of the night.