SleepLab MX

The Sleep Pathway™

Forget about sleeping in a hospital bed.

The pathway starts whenever you are ready. After a thorough examination by your sleep specialist, a home sleep study will be scheduled, which consists of a lightweight but sophisticated sensor that will register information during the night.



  • Breathing
  • Heart Rate
  • Blood Oxygen Levels
  • Respiratory Effort
  • Snoring
  • Body Position

If a positive test comes back, then a next step is taken, adjusting positive pressure therapy equipment with a comfortable mask, to be used during 2 consecutive nights


With this test we can measure and predict the success to eliminate snoring, breathing obsctruction and lowering oxigen levels, so we can prepare and fine-tune the best therapeutic option for our patients.

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You have questions? No problem! Call us at the office and schedule a call with the doctor.


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What is Sleep Apnea?

Learn to identify it with its signs and symptoms


Get your Home Sleep Test

What to Expect?

State of the Art equipment and specialized tools

Detailed medical report

Therapy options: Surgical or Non-Surgical

Guidance and advice in every step

What not to expect?

To sleep in an uncomfortable hospital bed

Clinical complexity

Leaving with more questions than answers

Patient desertion


Do I need an appointment?

It´s important to set your time apart so we can guarantee a professional service. We suggest our patients to call beforehand. Occasionally the doctor can see patients without an appointment. The price for consultation is $900 MXN ($50 USD), and we accept all major credit cards.

How is a Sleep Study performed?

There are two options for a sleep study, one is performed in the patient house and another in the Sleep Lab. They are scheduled during the night, when natural sleep occurs.


  • Polygraphy: It’s a simplified study. There is no need to connect wires to the head or legs, and the patient can sleep soundly at home.
  • Polysomnography: It’s a comprehensive study, done in our sleep lab. We prepare a special room for a night study, where the patient is most comfortable.
I don't live in Monterrey. How can a Home Sleep Study be performed?

You can stay at a nearby hotel that is walking distance from the hospital, with a very special price for you, so you can have a good night sleep and a comfortable Home Sleep Study

Is Sleep Apnea an obesity-exclusive disorder?

No. There are people that even on normal weight can have a reduced airway. If that patient keeps putting on weight, fat deposits on the neck and throat, contributing on a reduced airway. Some people have a well proportionated craneofacial skeleton, and even as they gain weight, the airway doesn´t collapse. Around 30% of the population have differences of the craneofacial skeleton, that could make them more susceptible to have Sleep Apnea, even as they are in their normal weight. Sleep Apnea is not exclusive of overweight or obese people, and it can also affect young adults.

Why should I consider surgery for sleep apnea?

Sleep Apnea is a disorder that can be very serious and determinant for overall health, wellbeing and severity of other underlying diseases. Most doctors agree that moderate and severe sleep apnea must have treatment. The most effective treatment is CPAP (an air compressor machine that generates positive pressure and opens the airways while the patient is asleep), but is only as effective as it is utilized.

To consider the therapy effective, the CPAP must be used at least 4 hours each night, 5 nights a week. The adherence of patients can be as low as 40%. The partner may dislike the mask, the sleeping position might be uncomfortable or the patient may have problem to cope with the idea of using a CPAP.

There are other conservative options such a mandibular advancement device, as used by dental professionals. The efficacy of these devices is inversely proportional to the severity of the sleep apnea. If these options fail or are not well tolerated, the surgical option is available, to optimize and expand the airway and stabilize the pharynx during sleep.

Even though I´m a trained sleep surgeon, I am also a strong advocate of conservative treatment. If my patient is looking for alternatives, options or resolutions, for the reasons I present, we can offer a surgical option for snoring and sleep apnea.

I've read or heard that surgery for snoring and sleep apnea doesn't work. Is that true?

There’s been an evolution in surgical techniques and options for different sites of airway collapse. Knowledge and physiology of the airway has progressed since the first cases of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty alone. There has been a 35 year refinement and global study of the impact and benefits of surgery for snoring and sleep apnea. The same way laparoscopic surgery had it’s learning curve and found it´s way into the mainstream of surgical options, sleep surgery protocols are a solid option with better outcomes.

Will surgery cure me?

There is a group of patients that have a very favorable anatomy, and we can predict a simple procedure will be extremely beneficial. For example, patients with big tonsils. Other patient group will have other anatomical distortions, less muscular tone while sleeping, changes in the craneofacial skeleton, palate, nose, nasal septum or vocal chords. To approach all these situations, sometimes we have to consider two or more procedures, that can be perfomed in at the same time, or at two different surgical times. It will depend on the patient tolerance to surgery and the safety of the procedures. It is important to calculate the outcome and be very precise in the selection of the patient and the procedure. There is no “one size fits all” surgery.

Which is better, laser or radiofrecuency?

The evolution of snoring and sleep apnea surgery has grown in such a way that made lasers almost obsolete. It is not common to consider laser in the modern sleep surgery repertoire. Radiofrecuency Coblation is a technology that has found it’s place in soft tissue surgery, with delicate and precise energy control. These technology helps lower the rate of complications and pain after surgery.

I am overweight. How effective is for me to have surgery?

When gaining weight, fat deposits around the tongue base and the pharynx, narrowing the airway. When the Body Mass Index is over 36, the rate of success of a surgery is low.

When the patient is around this Body Mass Index, we strongly encourage to start with weight loss programs. The associated risks, like high cholesterol, gastro esophageal reflux, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis and hypertension are adverse factors. Many patients can even correct their sleep apnea considering weight loss surgery. For these patients, using CPAP therapy before their surgery favors a good outcome.

What is the success rate of snoring and sleep apnea surgery?

With this surgery, we are focused on two goals: to reduce the short-term risk for cardiovascular disease, and to eliminate the acute symptoms, like snoring and daytime tiredness. Success can be  over 90% if the patient is correctly studied and an adequate surgery is considered. Sometimes patients that cannot tolerate CPAP therapy can better adjust to it, and they don’t need other procedures done.