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  The Sleep Center at Caritas Carney

Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia: these are just a few of the recognized disorders that keep the afflicted from getting enough sleep. Nearly half of all Americans have difficulty sleeping. Some people may show great bravado about getting a job done on little sleep. Some even brag about having trouble sleeping, claiming their work proves they didn't need the rest anyway. Yet the truth is that fatigue is dangerous. A growing collection of research indicates that America's sleep problems have reached epidemic proportions, and may be the country's number one health problem. The Sleep/Snoring Clinic at Caritas Carney can evaluate those individuals with sleep-related problems and provide consultation and treatment to improve not only their sleep patterns but also their quality of life. In the sleep clinic, patients are evaluated for all common sleep disorders including:

  • Narcolepsy
  • REM behavior disorder
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Snoring disorder
  • Insomnia

The Sleep Lab has recently been relocated to 3 North where spacious, renovated patient rooms, colorfully decorated, provide an atmosphere conducive to sleep. The lab is under the direction of Antoine Badlissi, MD, board certified pulmonologist, and William DeBassio, Ph.D., MD, board certified neurologist. The lab provides state-of-the art computerized diagnostic data including:

  • Polysomnography with EEG, EMG & EOG for sleep staging
  • Multiple Sleep latency testing
  • CPAP titration

To schedule a sleep study, please make sure you first receive a referral from your primary care physician, then you can call (617) 296-4012, ext. 2178, our admitting department, and have them book the appointment for you.