• Services
  • Sleep Consultation
  • Sleep Study (Polysomnography)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • CPAP Clinic
  • Sleep Disorder Education

Services

Gwinnett Sleep utilizes state-of-the-art
technology to provide patients the most
advanced sleep disorder treatments. Whether
you suffer from snoring, leg cramps or difficulty
getting to sleep, the physicians at Gwinnett
Sleep can help.

Sleep Medicine Consultation

We provide in-office and hospital consultations for the treatment of sleep
disorders. These consultations occur in controlled, comfortable settings.

Gwinnett Sleep’s board-certified sleep specialists evaluate how patients
respond to various treatments and listen to patient feedback.

Sleep Study

How does a sleep study work? A sleep study – also known as a polysomnography – is a recording that identifies various sleep stages,

How long is a sleep study? The process typically takes 6-8 hours. While most sleep studies occur at night, they are available during the day for patients that routinely work a third shift. Gwinnett Sleep’s days services include the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test .

Where do Gwinnett Sleep’s sleep studies take place? The sleep studies are performed in private rooms that are comfortable and quiet. Sleep rooms at Gwinnett Sleep are equipped with Sleep Number beds or Tempur-Pedic mattresses with reclining functions, as well as televisions with Direct TV. Full bathrooms with showers are also available.

Sleep studies are performed by applying small, metal discs
electrodes) to the head and skin with an adhesive. Breathing is
measured by flexible, elastic belts positioned on the chest and
abdomen.

Blood oxygen saturation is measured by a clip on the index finger
or earlobe (pulse oximeter). This procedure is painless and
designed to be as comfortable as possible.

The sleep study, its analysis and interpretation are part of a
complex process. Specially-trained sleep professionals “score”
the large amount of data collected: a typical study involves
more than 800 pages of data.

How long will it take to receive sleep study test results? The
final report is available within five business days.

The sleep study, its analysis and interpretation are part of a
complex process. Specially-trained sleep professionals “score”
the large amount of data collected: a typical study involves
more than 800 pages of data.

How long will it take to receive sleep study test results? The
final report is available within five business days.

Home Sleep Study

How does a sleep study work? A sleep study – also known as a polysomnography – is a recording that identifies various sleep stages,

How long is a sleep study? The process typically takes 6-8 hours. While most sleep studies occur at night, they are available during the day for patients that routinely work a third shift. Gwinnett Sleep’s days services include the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and Maintenance of Wakefulness Test .

Where do Gwinnett Sleep’s sleep studies take place? The sleep studies are performed in private rooms that are comfortable and quiet. Sleep rooms at Gwinnett Sleep are equipped with Sleep Number beds or Tempur-Pedic mattresses with reclining functions, as well as televisions with Direct TV. Full bathrooms with showers are also available.

Sleep studies are performed by applying small, metal discs
electrodes) to the head and skin with an adhesive. Breathing is
measured by flexible, elastic belts positioned on the chest and
abdomen.

Blood oxygen saturation is measured by a clip on the index finger
or earlobe (pulse oximeter). This procedure is painless and
designed to be as comfortable as possible.

CPAP Clinic

What is CPAP therapy? The sleep disorder experts at Gwinnett Sleep employ
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines to treat Obstructive
Sleep Apnea, abnormal breathing and other breathing disorders during
sleep.

The CPAP clinic provides a variety of services at our Lawrenceville and
Duluth location. Common CPAP clinic services include:

DME

> CPAP/BIPAP Setup
> Mask Fittings
> Mask Replacement
> CPAP Supplies (Filters, Hose, etc.)

ProVent Therapy

Non-invasive treatment for Obstructive
Sleep Apnea. Single-use device is small
& discreet.

CPAP Education

Discover how to become
comfortable using CPAP
therapy to improve quality
of sleep.

CPAP Support Groups (Soon to be started)

Gain support as you share
experiences and learn from
others.

Ambulatory Studies (PULSE OXIMETRY)

Non-invasive method of
monitoring oxygenation

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Also known as OSA, Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition which affects more than 12 million Americans. This
condition is due to blockage of air flow through the throat during sleep. OSA leads to decreased oxygen delivery to the body
(oxygen desaturation).

If untreated, Sleep Apnea can cause:
  • High blood pressure
  • Loud snoring
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Weight gain
  • Memory problems
  • Impotency
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Dry mouth upon awakening
  • Nocturnal snorting, gasping, choking (may wake self up)
  • Insomnia
  • Chest retraction during sleep in Young Children (chest pulls in)

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Gwinnett Sleep utilizes two types of Positive Airway Pressure machines (PAP). Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
machines (CPAP) deliver continuous airway pressure, while Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure machines (BiPAP) adjust
pressure.

Nasal CPAP is delivered with a mask held against the nose with a head strap. A tube leading into the mask is connected to a
mechanism that blows air into the mask and maintains a fixed pressure. This pressure splints the collapsing airway,
preventing obstruction.

During CPAP titration, the nasal CPAP is fitted by spending one night adjusting pressures. Once determined, a fixed pressure
CPAP machine is prescribed.

The pressure in our auto CPAP machines automatically adjust throughout the night to meet patient needs. Our practice
utilizes the latest CPAP technology by ResMed and Respironics.

Some patients find the forced air to be drying and uncomfortable. In these cases, humidifiers are inserted to reduce nasal and pharyngeal discomfort.

ResMed

Creates innovative sleep
disorder solutions that keep
you out of the hospital.

Respironics

Delivers sleek, compact care in
the comfort of your home.

Sleep Disorder Education

Sleep disorders are serious medical conditions that may cause chronic diseases. That’s why sleep is so important. Gwinnett Sleep aims to educate
our community about sleep disorders.

To schedule an education session or seminar for your medical practice, please contact our sleep center coordinator, Jessica Clauson, at 678-228-8499 .