Some 75 million people suffer from impaired sleep, with symptoms ranging from chronic fatigue and persistent sleepiness to mood disorders. The Roper St. Francis Sleep / Wake Disorder Center is a comprehensive sleep medicine program, staffed by board certified sleep medicine doctors and assisted by a clinical neuropsychologist, registered respiratory therapists and registered polysomnographers. Our Roper Hospital location is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Using the most advanced technology, our sleep medicine team diagnoses and treats the full range of sleep disorders, including:
The Center offers the following diagnostic tests:
- Home Sleep Test: an in-home screening test used to identify the presence of sleep apnea
- Nocturnal Polysomnography (Sleep Study): an overnight test consisting of continuous monitoring of brain waves (EEG), heartbeat (EKG), eye movements (EOG), muscle activity (EMG), blood oxygen levels, chest and abdominal movement and nasal/oral airflow
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test: a daytime test, usually following an all-night test, used to manage the degree of sleepiness
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test: a daytime test that determines the effectiveness of sleep disorder treatment
Following referral from a primary care doctor, patients are offered a full evaluation by a board certified sleep specialist.
For your convenience, Roper St. Francis offers testing in four locations throughout the Lowcountry, each featuring private rooms with a TV and queen size Select Comfort beds for testing. Your doctor can make arrangements for testing at one of these locations by calling our scheduling department at (843) 402-5000.
Roper Hospital - 316 Calhoun St., Downtown Charleston
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital - 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr., West Ashley
Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital - 3500 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant
Roper Hospital - Berkeley - 730 Stoney Landing Rd., Moncks Corner