Sleep Center at Glen Burnie | 21061 | MedStar Health

MedStar Health: Sleep Center at Glen Burnie

MedStar Health Sleep Center at Glen Burnie is located on the first floor in a red brick office park building.
808 Landmark Dr.
Ste. 116
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Welcome to the sleep center at Glen Burnie

MedStar Health has the expertise to diagnose and treat a full range of pulmonary and sleep medicine conditions. From sleep consultations and follow-up to choosing the best option for their patients, our expert physicians provide the highest quality diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventive care and education for patients with pulmonary and sleep disorders.

The MedStar Health Sleep Center at Glen Burnie is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center monitors your sleep during an overnight sleep study which is usually the best way to determine if a sleep disorder exists. Our team supports Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSATs) if that is the best option for the patient. If not, our sleep center can arrange a comprehensive sleep evaluation. A monitored sleep evaluation is often the first step to achieving a great night’s sleep.


  • Our sleep centers offer a sleep study in a comfortable, home-like setting and records functions of the lungs, heart, and other parts of the body. Testing is painless, risk-free, and usually takes one full night of recording and observation.

  • Testing methods:

    • Polysomnogram (NPSG) is a sleep study that evaluates and records the patient's physical state during sleep periods. It includes EEG monitoring and records cardiac and respiratory parameters.

    • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a series of up to five daytime naps used to measure degree of daytime sleepiness, a hallmark of narcolepsy.

    • Maintenance Wakefulness Test (MWT) is used to measure how alert you are during the day. It shows whether you can stay awake for a defined period of time. The test is based on the idea that, in some cases, your ability to stay awake may be more important than how fast you fall asleep. This is an indicator of how well you can function and remain alert in quiet times of inactivity.

    • Home Sleep Test (HST) is often a convenient way to identify more severe cases of sleep apnea. A negative study may require a follow up with a sleep specialist and more sensitive polysomnogram testing.

      Titration Studies involve using a positive airway pressure machine (CPAP, BiPAP, or ASV) to treat patients diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. During the titration study, you will be asked to wear a mask and the machine air pressures will be adjusted to tolerance.

      • CPAP

      • BiPAP

      • ASV (adaptive servo ventilation)

Our providers

Ajay Behari

Ajay Behari, MD

Staff Physician

Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Mark Gosnell

Mark Gosnell, MD

Medical Director

Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

What to expect

The MedStar Health Sleep Center at Glen Burnie can accommodate several patients each night. Special arrangements can be made for physically impaired patients or those in need of transport by ambulance.

Pre-testing tips

  • Before your sleep study, bathe and wash your hair, avoiding conditioners, oils, and makeup. Clean hair and skin help the sensors stay attached.

  • Stick to your normal routine. If you usually exercise, drink alcohol, or take medication before bed, ask your doctor whether you should do so the night of your study.

  • Bring your toothbrush, sleepwear, pillow, books, magazines, and anything else that helps you sleep comfortably.

  • Prior to testing, inform the technician whether a wake-up call is necessary in the morning.

  • For your convenience, bedding, pillows, and blankets are provided by the sleep center. No outside bedding, pillows, and blankets are permitted.

No smoking is permitted in the facility.

Testing in the Sleep Center

Upon arrival, patients are shown to a private bedroom, asked to change into night clothes, and get ready for bed as usual. There may be a waiting period to read, watch television, and relax before the technician sees you. Shortly before bedtime, the technician will apply painless sensors to your face and neck, which will monitor your body responses and breathing patterns throughout the night.

The electrodes will record all heart, lung, and brain activity, muscle movements, nasal and mouth airflow, and the level of oxygen in your blood. In addition, all body movements are videotaped, and snoring, talking, or other noises are recorded during the test. A technician watches the recording on monitors throughout the night to ensure there are no problems with the equipment or the patient.

After your sleep study

After the sleep study results are analyzed and interpreted, a copy of the results will be sent to the referring physician and a sleep technician will call you with your results and recommendations. The results should give your doctor important information to help make a diagnosis, enabling him/her to recommend a treatment option.

Visiting us

Office hours:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.