Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory Available at Mercy Medical Center

The Lung Center at Mercy Baltimore

The pulmonology specialists at The Lung Center at Mercy offer testing and treatment for sleep disorders in our full-service diagnostic sleep laboratory. Mercy’s Sleep Center is led by Dr. Audrey Liu. Dr. Liu is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and specializes in treating an array of sleep disorders, including insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep-related breathing disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea, as well as limb movement disorders or restless leg syndrome.

What is a Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory?

A diagnostic sleep laboratory, also known as a sleep center, is a facility used for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

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About Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory procedures

At The Sleep Center at Mercy, patients undergo an overnight sleep study to determine whether a sleep disorder exists. A sleep study records the functions of the lungs and heart. It also looks at brain waves, eye movements, blood and oxygen levels and leg movements.

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How is a sleep study performed in the Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory?

During the sleep study, electrodes are strategically placed on various parts of the body to record, monitor and measure sleep patterns. To ensure an accurate diagnosis, several tests may take place, including:

  • Nocturnal polysomnogram
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
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Who are good candidates for the Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory?

Good candidates for a sleep study may include people with:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Irregular breathing and excessive movement during sleep
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Why come to The Sleep Center at Mercy?

Dr. Audrey Liu of The Sleep Center at Mercy is specially trained in Sleep Medicine to diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of sleep disorders. Dr. Liu’s extensive background in Sleep Medicine and her participation in numerous sleep-related research studies make her among the best doctors in the Baltimore region to care for sleep disorders.