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Patients experiencing poor quality and unrefreshing sleep, or those who have unusual difficulty remaining awake, are first evaluated by a Sleep Disorders Program sleep consultant. This initial assessment helps determine the next steps in diagnosing and treating the patient.
Patients are often diagnosed after program caregivers conduct a polysomnogram (a sleep test) that involves monitoring several of the patient’s body functions while asleep, including:
This evaluation is usually performed during an overnight stay at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Sleep Clinic, under the supervision of highly trained medical staff. However, in certain cases, testing can also be done in the comfort of the patient’s own home with the help of advanced portable monitoring.
Sleep studies use a variety of specialized testing technologies, including the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and the maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT), which help to establish reasons for profound sleepiness by measuring how long the patient stays awake under quiet conditions. Overnight or daytime sleep studies may need to be repeated several times to make an accurate diagnosis.
After a diagnosis has been reached, a Sleep Disorders Program physician will design a specialized treatment plan for the patient, aiming to restore the patient to normal sleeping patterns.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s multidisciplinary Sleep Disorders Program team is composed of physicians from the Neurological Institute and the Respiratory & Critical Care Institute.
In addition, the team is supported by other caregivers, including: