Sleep Disorders & Sleep Center
sleep study consists of sleeping overnight in one of the comfortable and hotel-like
bedrooms at Alvarado Hospital. We place a number of electrodes on your
body to monitor your brain waves, eye and limb movements, heart rate,
breathing and snoring. We also monitor the level of oxygen in your blood,
as well as the actual movement of your chest and abdomen during sleep.
The monitoring equipment is painless. The electrode wires are gathered
into a "ponytail” behind your head so you can roll over and
change position almost as easily as you would sleep at home. The monitoring
equipment and staff are housed in a separate area from your sleeping room.
You may feel strange at first with the electrodes on your skin. However,
most people do not find them uncomfortable or an obstacle to falling asleep.
The sleep medicine specialists recognize that you may not sleep exactly
as you do at home, but this does not cause a problem in obtaining the
necessary information from your sleep study.
For more information on treatments or a tour of the facility, call the
Sleep Center coordinator at (619) 229-7000 or
e-mail her. To find a primary care physician or specialist, contact one of our
friendly customer service representatives at (800) ALVARADO (800-2582723)
24 hours a day or simply click on the
Physician Finder link. Alvarado Hospital accepts almost all private and government insurance plans.
Join the Alvarado Advantage Club
If you will be an Alvarado Hospital patient or visitor, you are invited
to join the free
Alvarado Advantage Club. Members receive a variety of benefits, including VIP parking and priority
for a private room when available; 10% discount at the Alvarado Gift Shop,
Cafe and Gourmet Coffee Cart; 10% discount at the Alvarado Medical Plaza
Pharmacy; first notification of special events and classes; hotel discounts
and much, much more!
To learn more or to register online,
click here. To register through one of our customer service representatives, call