The Monterey Bay Sleep Center, LLC, is a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep related problems. It provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for more than 80 disorders of sleep for the community. The professional staff at the center conducts overnight and daytime sleep studies to help diagnose this wide range of disorders, which can including snoring, Narcolepsy, Insomnia (Difficulty falling or staying asleep), Sleep Apnea (Breathing Problems during sleep), PLM (Periodic Limb Movements), Parvo Nocturnes (Night Terrors), Somnambulism (Sleep Walking) and Somnilquey (Sleep Talking). Effective treatment is available. You can get the help you need. Speak with our sleep specialist today!. We offer overnight and daytime sleep studies and treatment for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Our professional staff can help to diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders which can include snoring,Narcolepsy,Insomnia,Sleep Apnea,Periodic Limb Movements,Night Terrors,Sleep Walking and Sleep Talking. Our treatment is comprised of a visit with our sleep specialist with expertise in the area of sleep disorder medicine,pulmonology,intensive and critical care. The sleep specialist will consult with each patient to determine the nature of their sleep disorder,and to determine whether sleep testing,is indicated. A personalized treatment plan is then developed,based on the results of the study. Diagnostic Sleep Studies. A sleep laboratory study is considered the gold standard in accurately diagnosing sleep disorders. We are using state of the art technology to monitor various brain activity and body systems while the patient sleeps. Polysomnography,(PSG) is an overnight test that measures multiple variables during sleep,includes the patients airflow (nose and mouth),blood pressure,blood oxygen level,brain activity,eye movement,electrocardiographic activity as well as respiratory muscle and limb movement. Continuous Airway Pressure (CPAP). Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is considered the most effective non-surgical treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP uses a device to help a person with obstructive sleep apnea breathe easier during sleep. When pressure is increased into the throat it helps keep the airway open so it does not collapse while breathing in. (MWT) Maintenance of Wakefulness.The (MWT) maintenance of wakefulness test is a daytime polysomnography procedure which helps measure the patients ability to stay awake. It is often used to verify effectiveness of therapy the patient has been prescribed. Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). The MSLT a nap study is used to see how easily a person falls asleep during the day. It is the standard way to measure a person's level of daytime sleepiness. The study measures how quickly and how often on enters (REM) stage sleep known as rapid-eye-movement. Also,recorded are a patient's brain activity,heartbeat,eye and chin movements. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (OSA) Obstructive sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing during sleep because his or her airway collapses and prevents air from getting into lungs. What happens if OSA is not treated? People who do not seek diagnosis and effective treatment for OSA can be at increased risk for High Blood Pressure,Heart disease; Heart attack,Stroke,Fatigue related motor vehicle and work accidents and Decreased quality of life.What treatments are available for OSA? The most common treatment is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)CPAP equipment provides a gentle flow of positive pressure air through a nasal mask to keep the airway open during sleep. What causes the airway to collapse during sleep?Several Factors that can contribute to airway collapse are:Extra tissue in the back of the throat,such as large tonsils or uvula. A decrease in the tone of the muscles holding the airway open,Nasal obstruction,Certain jaw or facial structures or attributes,such as a recessed chin.