A good night sleep is important to your health, and our board-certified sleep medicine experts are here to help. Our Sleep Center can provide testing and evaluation for a wide variety of sleep problems including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apneas, snoring, narcolepsy, and insomnia. The center performs select DOT-required sleep testing as well.
Center for Sleep Medicine
91 Washington Street, Suite 203
Taunton, MA 02780
Why is a good night sleep important?
Sleep can effect all aspects of our daily lives. A good night sleep can lower your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes, and obesity. Sleeping at night and still having a hard time during the day with excessive sleepiness, falling asleep at random, or just not feeling rested, a sleep study can help give you a diagnosis that can improve your overall life and health.
"Along with nutrition and exercise, sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy sleep improves your health and quality of life in a variety of ways. Healthy sleep involves making the right choices to prioritize and protect sleep." - American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Services we provide:
Home Sleep Testing
A home sleep tests are easy to use and allows the patient the comfort of sleeping in their own bed. At our sleep lab, you will come in during the day, we will review the equipment that is going home with you and answer any questions that you might have. Below is a video that also reviews the home sleep system.
In-Lab Sleep Testing
In-lab Sleep Testing for Polysomnography, Positive Airway Pressure Titrations, Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) and Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT). For night sleep testing, you are asked to arrive at our sleep lab between 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Once arrived, you will be escorted to your private room, complete with cable TV and a private bathroom and shower. A detailed explanation of the sleep test process will be furnished prior to the test, with all your questions answered.
Inspire® Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Morton Hospital is the first hospital in the region to offer Inspire therapy, a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment option for those who cannot use or tolerate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Inspire treatment involves implanting an FDA-approved device, controlled by a hand-held remote, that prevents airway obstruction during sleep. Learn more.
Dr. Imad Bahhady, our Medical Director, is a board-certified physician who specializes in critical care, as well as internal, pulmonary and sleep medicine. He works closely with our entire sleep medicine team and is located at 72 Washington Street, in the Thayer Building at Morton Hospital.
How to get an appointment:
If you think you would like to have a sleep study done, please discuss this with your primary care doctor. Your primary care doctor can fill out this order form and send it over to us and we will set you up with an appointment.
Check out our patient sleep questionnaires which help our providers measure each patient's level of sleepiness and if it is affecting their quality of life. (Note: the questionnaires should be interpreted by a sleep specialist at your consultation appointment.) Reference: Johns MW. A new method for measuring daytime sleepiness: The Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Sleep 1991; 14(6):540-5.