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Marian Sleep Center

You are one night away from a lifetime of better sleep.


Marian Sleep Center

The Marian Sleep Center team consists of a board certified sleep medicine physician and experienced sleep technologists who perform sleep studies necessary to diagnose sleep disorders.

A sleep study at the Marian Sleep Center consists of sleeping overnight in one of our comfortable private bedrooms. Your brainwaves, muscle activity, heart rate, oxygen levels, and breathing will be monitored through the night using the latest in advanced diagnostic technology. The process is simple and painless, and is usually covered by insurance.

Sleep Disorders

A sleep study may be requested by your doctor in order to determine if you have a sleep disorder. Millions of men and women of all ages suffer from sleep disorders. A sleep disorder involves any difficulty related to sleeping, including going to sleep or staying asleep. 

Untreated sleep disorders can result in difficulty at school, decreased productivity at work, strained relationships, mood swings, or serious health issues. 

Some examples of sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea: brief periods of inability to breathe while sleeping.
  • Insomnia: chronic inability to sleep or to remain asleep.
  • Narcolepsy: a syndrome characterized by sudden, uncontrollable urges to sleep. The patient may fall asleep dozens of times in a day, with each attack lasting from a few minutes to several hours.


Marian Sleep Center will provide your doctor with the results of your sleep study. The information will be used to determine the treatment that is most appropriate for you.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder. People with sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in one night, and often for a minute or longer. These pauses in breathing are commonly caused by obstruction of the airway.

You may suffer from sleep apnea if you experience:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up gasping for air
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Depression

Untreated sleep apnea significantly increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP is the most successful treatment option for sleep apnea. CPAP is a device that lightly blows air through the airway to keep it open and unobstructed during sleep. Other treatment options may include sleeping on your side, an oral appliance, or a hypoglossal nerve stimulator, depending on the severity of sleep apnea.

Marian Sleep Center

To access the Marian Sleep Center, enter through Marian Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department on South Palisade Drive. Check in at the desk and notify staff that you are there for a sleep test; you will be escorted to the Sleep Center.

Marian Sleep Center (located within Marian Regional Medical Center)
1400 East Church Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

To book a sleep study or for more information call (888) 444-0411.