Sleep Lab

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Sleep Lab

The Sleep Disorders Laboratory is located on the sixth floor of the Kidd wing and the Kingston General Hospital site and this unit includes six private bedrooms.

Sleep studies are performed by a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT).

To be seen in the Sleep Lab you will need to be referred by your primary care provider or family doctor. The referral form can be downloaded here and your referral will be prioritized by a sleep specialist. Typically, you will first meet with a doctor that specializes in sleep disorders at our Hotel Dieu Hospital site before being scheduled for an overnight sleep study in the Sleep Lab at the KGH site.

Information about your appointment will either be confirmed with you over the phone or by mailed to your home by the Sleep Disorders Office.

Appointments can be made for both overnight or daytime sleep studies. If your appointment is for an overnight study, you will be asked to arrive sometime between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. You will be able to leave the Sleep Lab between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. the next morning. Daytime sleep studies generally begin at 8:00 a.m.

You can reach us by phone at 613-549-6666 extension 3347.

Prior to some sleep tests or clinic, you may be asked to keep a sleep diary for 2 weeks - To download the sleep diary, click here.

Phillips Recall

On June 14, 2021 Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall and safety notification for specific CPAP and BiPAP devices due to potential health risks relating to the foam used in the devices. Further information from Philips Respironics is available here:

https://www.philips.ca/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src-update

Philips Respironics has hired a company who will be assisting with the recall and identifying units based on the serial number. Patients will be notified by their CPAP or BiPAP provider if the unit they have is affected by the recall, however you may also register your own machine using the following link: https://www.philipssrcupdate.expertinquiry.com/. The newest unit, Dreamstation 2, is not affected by this issue.

In the meantime:

Please read the following information and advice from the Canadian Sleep Society: https://css-scs.ca/phillips-respironics-positive-pressure-device-recall/ and the Health Canada website https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2021/75887r-eng.php

DO NOT use unapproved cleaning methods, such as ozone cleaners for your device.

Please contact your vendor for further advice regarding your device, if affected. To continue use of your device due to lack of alternatives, consult with your physician to determine if the benefit of continuing therapy with your device outweighs the risks identified in the recall notification.

Of particular note: For those using life-sustaining mechanical ventilation devices - Please consult with your health care team or Respirologist regarding your device and DO NOT stop or alter your prescribed therapy unless advised to do so.

If you are a client with the Ontario Ventilator Equipment Pool (VEP) you do not need to register your device, the VEP will do so on your behalf. https://ontvep.ca/vep-news/urgent-message-for-vep-clients-using-the-philips-trilogy-200-and-bipap-a40-2/

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