WELCOME TO WINDSOR SLEEP DISORDERS CLINIC
Windsor Sleep Disorders Clinic was established in 1993 as the first comprehensive sleep disorders clinic for the provision of diagnostic treatment services in the City of Windsor and Essex County.
We provide our services with an integrated model of health care, utilizing state-of-the-art scientific technology and expertise in the diagnosis of sleep problems. This is combined with comprehensive medical, psychological, social, and holistic treatment packages that are individually tailored for every patient.
Our unique Sigma Approach integrates a variety of models of care for people with sleep problems, and we treat people across the life span from childhood to the later years.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Under new management as of 2018,
Dr. Sat Sharma MD, FRCPC, FCCP, FACP, FAASM is proud to serve our Windsor-Essex community.
Our Sleep Clinic is made up of highly skilled medical professionals who deeply value your health and wellbeing. We take great pride in providing our community with high quality, patient-centric care and health education.
Proactive and preventative measures help keep our community healthier, and we work with that idea in mind.
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SLEEP APNEA EXPLAINED
WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?
You have sleep apnea when your breathing is often blocked or partly blocked while you sleep. It can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the number of times an hour that you have less airflow to your lungs. Apnea may occur from 5 times an hour to more than 30 times an hour.
WHY DOES IT OCCUR?
This can happen because:
You have bones that aren't a normal shape or you have tissues in your nose, mouth, or throat that are too big.
You are overweight.
You take certain medicines or drink alcohol before bed.
You sleep on your back.
SLEEP APNEA SYMPTOMS
Symptoms of sleep apnea can include:
Being so sleepy during the day that it gets in the way of the normal things you do, such as work or school.
Feeling tired in the morning.
Having trouble concentrating.
Waking up with a headache.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You Ask — We Answer
WHAT IS A SLEEP STUDY?
A sleep study, or polysomnographic recording, is a measurement of several body functions which are used to identify and diagnose various sleep problems.
HOW ARE THESE MEASUREMENTS OBTAINED?
Shortly after you arrive, the technologists will attach several types of electrodes to the surface of your head, face, chest, and legs. None of these monitoring devices are painful, and are all designed to be as comfortable as possible.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Sleeping attire is a must (e.g. two-piece pajamas or shorts/t-shirt, and a pair of socks or slippers). Sleeping nude is never acceptable in the lab.
Current list of medications and any medications that you require during your stay in the sleep laboratory.
Showers are available for use but you must supply your own towel(s), soap, shampoo and any other necessary toiletries.
You may want to bring some form of entertainment for before bedtime e.g. phone, magazine, book, laptop, tablet, etc.
You may want to bring your own pillow or blanket to make your stay more comfortable.
ADDITIONAL PREPARATION FOR YOUR STUDY
Limit your intake of caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, etc.) the day of your study and try to avoid napping. Before coming to the clinic, wash and dry your hair-- do not apply hair sprays or gels. Women should not wear makeup, and men should be clean-shaven, with beards and mustaches trimmed.
DURING THE NIGHT
The technologists will be monitoring you from a separate room. If you have any concerns that arise during the night-- the technologist can be contacted by a call-button system. The sleep study will begin once you feel ready to go to sleep (usually at or before 11:00 PM). Wake-up time is approximately 5:30 AM after which you are able to go home or to work.
If you are given a prescription for a sleeping medication to take on the night of your sleep study, please take the medication as prescribed. The medication is intended to improve your sleep efficiency which should be reflected in a better quality of sleep study being obtained. However, the medication can result in residual drowsiness the following morning. If you feel drowsy on the arising morning, then you should not operate a motor vehicle until the drowsiness has resolved.
What They’re Saying
Rooms were clean, staff were friendly, they followed up with me the next day, the process to get my machine was simple, and there was not a not a whole lot of time of waiting given the context.
People who are worried about having this test done need to know that these technicians are compassionate to your worries and will set your mind at ease.
I found the facility clean and well designed. The technician who worked with me was very pleasant and professional and made an uncomfortable situation a little easier to get through.
Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
We’re here for you when you need us!
Sleep Clinic: 55 Edinborough Street, Suite 100
Radiology & PFT: 2475 McDougall Street, Suite 160
Radiology & PFT hours: Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Sleep Clinic: 519-258-0585
Radiology & PFT : 519-915-2120