Why Choose our Lansdowne Sleep Clinic?

  • Offering the best in quality sleep care for patients suffering with sleep disorders.
  • We offer inpatient and outpatient diagnosis & treatments at our affiliate hospital, Inova Loudoun in Lansdowne.
  • Dr. Aditya Dubey is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in sleep medicine.
  • Highly rated by patients across the DC, Maryland, Virginia region.
  • We are located near our friendly neighbors at Loudoun Family Pharmacy

Do you struggle to stay awake during the day? Are your nights filled with restless tossing and turning? Often, sleep challenges can be traced to undiagnosed sleep disorders. If you suspect you may have a sleep disorder, talk with one of our pulmonary and sleep specialists in Lansdowne, VA today.

Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders can interfere with your ability to fully rest, decrease your daytime focus, and cause long-term health problems.

Symptoms of sleep disorders

You might have a sleep disorder if you:

  • Feel tired during the day
  • Have difficulty focusing at work
  • Toss and turn during the night
  • Snore
  • Have headaches or a sore throat in the morning
  • Sometimes wake up in the middle of the night gasping or snorting

If you’re not sure whether or not you suffer from these symptoms, ask your partner. You can also keep a journal tracking your hours of sleep, energy levels, caffeine and alcohol intake, bedtime, and other sleep patterns.

Contact Our Sleep Doctor and Sleep Study Specialists in Lansdowne, VA

At our sleep center, specialists help individuals overcome sleep disorders every day. Our specialists investigate the causes behind lack of rest, conduct sleep studies, and create treatment plans for better sleep. Click here to learn more about our pulmonary and critical care treatment.

How a sleep study can help

Often, our sleep center conducts sleep studies to help patients determine the exact cause of their restlessness. This allows them to recommend effective treatments for better rest.

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study is a simple test to determine the causes of grogginess, insomnia, and other sleep challenges. During a sleep study, specialists monitor your body’s signals during the day or as you sleep. These can reveal the specific sleep disorder that you have and inform treatment plans.

Types of sleep studies

Our sleep clinic in Lansdowne, VA offers four types of sleep studies. Your sleep specialist can recommend the study that’s best for you.

The four types of studies are:

  1. Polysomnogram (PSG) – During a PSG, our sleep center will measure your body movement, heart rate, brain activity, eye movements, blood pressure, and other vital signs. We can then interpret this data to determine whether you suffer from one of many sleep disorders, including:
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Sleep-related movement disorders
  • Hypersomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • And more
  1. Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) – The MSLT is used to diagnose narcolepsy or track the progress of an existing sleep treatment. For a MSLT, a technician from our Lansdowne, VA sleep clinic will test your brain and eye activity during five 20-minute nap periods during the day. Depending on your sleepiness during these tests, your sleep treatment may be altered.
  2. Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) – The MWT tests daytime sleepiness. It’s primarily employed to ensure safety, especially for those who work in transportation or operate heavy machinery.
  3. Home Sleep Test – A home sleep test is designed to detect moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. You’ll pick up a small device from our Lansdowne, VA sleep clinic, receive instructions on its use, and return it after testing your sleep patterns.

Sleep study results and treatment

Once you’ve completed a sleep study, a specialist at our sleep center will evaluate your results. You’ll hear from your specialist about a week after your study. Occasionally, your specialist may prescribe a secondary study for additional data before recommending treatment. Every individual is unique. As a result, every treatment plan is different. Your sleep specialist will look at your sleep study results and listen to your symptoms to determine the right methods for you.

Treatment options may include:

  • Medication
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Oral sleeping device
  • CPAP machine
  • Treatment of underlying medical conditions
  • And more

Don’t Let Lack of Sleep Impact your Quality of Life

At Nova Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates, our team of dedicated and talented sleep doctors and specialists are here to help. Our Lansdowne, VA sleep clinic is ready to help you overcome nighttime restlessness and daytime grogginess. With the comprehensive information provided by a sleep study, we can start you on your unique journey to an energized life.

Sleep Clinic Lansdowne

Sleep Clinic Lansdowne

Office Locations

NOVA Pulmonary – Dulles
24430 Stone Springs Boulevard
Suite 200
Dulles, VA 20166

NOVA Pulmonary – Lansdowne
19415 Deerfield Avenue
Suite 301
Landsdowne, VA 20176

NOVA Pulmonary – Vienna
124 Park Street SE
Suite 203
Vienna, VA 22180

If you are struggling with sleep or tired during the day that is the first symptom of a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders are a medical condition that can affect sleep patterns at night. Many sleep disorders are adverse to your overall health and general well being. The best way to diagnose a sleep disorder is to have a sleep study. But what is a sleep study? How is it performed? What can it tell you to improve your rest? Here we walk you through all of the important things you need to know about sleep disorders, diagnosis, and treatments.

If you’re reading this, chances are you already suspect something is wrong with your sleep. Have you documented your symptoms and what may be causing your sleep issues? Most people recognize the symptoms during the day (tiredness, lack of energy, trouble concentrating, etc.), but may not be able to pinpoint what is happening at night that could be symptoms of a sleep disorder.

One of the best ways to find out what may be happening before a sleep study is to as your partner. Ask if you snore, move fitfully, if you stop breathing and resume with loud gasps or snorts, or any other sleep pattern that seems unusual. Knowing what happens during sleep helps your provider determine the right sleep study and testing for you.

In addition, starting a sleep diary with bedtimes, how long to fall asleep, hours slept, night wakings, grogginess in the morning, day tiredness, and medication, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages consumed during the day. A diary will help you discuss your sleep symptoms with your doctor.

When you’re ready to discuss your sleep issues, you’ll want to discuss your symptoms with a pulmonary and sleep specialist or ask for a referral from your primary care doctor. Bring and documentation regarding your sleep patterns and issues to these appointments. Depending on the symptoms, your doctor can help decide if a sleep study is right for you.

Previously, you would have to look for a sleep clinic that is close to your home or work and stay overnight. Special technology in our office allows you to take most sleep studies home with you! That is a big advantage because you don’t have to stay overnight at a hospital. The testing is also more accurate of what is going on in your home environment.

At our office you pick up your machine and fill out the paperwork ahead of time. We discuss with you the procedures so that you feel comfortable with all of the equipment.

So what are the different kinds of sleep studies? Depending on the suspected disorder, your symptoms and insurance coverage, your doctor will recommend the sleep study for you.

There are four types of sleep studies:

  • Polysomnogram (PSG). An overnight sleep study that measures a large variety of information including brain activity, eye movements, heart rate, blood pressure, body movements and more. PSGs are the go-to sleep study for almost all sleep disorders including sleep related breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, sleep related movement disorders, circadian rhythm disorders, parasomnias, hypersomnia, insomnia, and many more.
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). A MSLT is a sleep study during the day to measure how sleepy you get or to discern whether breathing treatments for your disorder are working properly. MSLT’s follow a polysomnogram and record whether you fall asleep during the test, and if so, which stages of sleep you enter. During a MSLT you are generally given five 20-minute nap opportunities spaced 2 hours apart while a sleep technician monitors your brain activity and eye movements. A MSLT is used to test for narcolepsy.
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT). A MWT is a daytime sleep study that measures how alert you are during the day and your ability to stay awake. They are usually performed after a PSG and can help determine if your sleepiness is a safety concern. Results of an MWT can be critical if a person’s job involves public transportation or driving for work.
  • Home Sleep Test. For a home sleep test you show up to the clinic during the day and receive a small device with instructions on how to use it. If moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is the most likely cause of your sleep troubles this is an easy test to diagnose the condition.

It will usually take about a week for the doctor to analyze your results. Based on the findings your doctor will determine the sleep disorder and treatment for your disorder.

If sleep apnea is diagonsed, you may need a second sleep study called a CPAP titration. This study uses the same at-home equipment. However, this time the device will determine the positive airway pressure (CPAP) needed while sleeping to eliminate your apnea. Sometimes this study can be done during the first test if apnea has been previously diagnosed.

The treatments depend upon the sleep disorder and the severity of the disorder from the sleep study. With sleep apnea you may either be prescribed a CPAP device, get referred to a dentist for a specially designed oral device. In addition, there are alternative treatments available.

For other disorders such as circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia, often cognitive behavioral therapy is recommended with a clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine specialist.

Other sleep disorders may be treated with medication, lifestyle changes, treating another medical condition that may be causing it, or a combination of treatment types. As there are a variety of sleep disorders, there is also a range of treatment options. Its important to go to a pulmonologist and sleep specialist to determine the best treatments for you.

Read more about Dr. Aditya Dubey and Pulmonary Treatment out of his office near Dulles Airport and Stone Springs Hospital in Sterling Virginia.