Sleep is a very important part of your life and can either enhance or adversely affect your health and well-being. We work with adults and children with many types of symptoms related to sleeping disorders, such as poor sleep habits, insomnia or sleep apnea. Sleep disorders affect not only the person with the disorder, but also people around them. Daily problems such as stress can lead to insomnia or brain disorders such as narcolepsy. While some disorders are treated with one night's dose of a sleep aid, some require more intensive forms of treatment, such as behavior therapy or prescription medication.
LEARN IF YOU ARE AT RISK FOR SLEEP APNEA
Does your spouse complain about your snoring? Do you find yourself feeling uncontrollably sleepy during the daytime? If you have experienced either of these problems, you may be at risk for sleep apnea. You can learn everything you need to know about this condition via utilizing our free online health risk assessment. Start resting easy today.
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Our sleep centers work with individuals suffering from all types of symptoms related to sleeping disorders. A state-of-the-art outpatient sleep laboratory, combined with trained medical and technical staff dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep/wake disorders, work with adults and children to diagnose, alleviate, and cure the symptoms and underlying causes of sleep disturbances.
Sleep studies - also called polysomnography - are used to evaluate the quality of a patient's sleep. It seeks to identify the causes of problems such as respiratory difficulties or other abnormalities. A comfortable, private room is provided to patients. A technician gathers measurements from the patient during his or her sleep cycle. An EEG collects "brain waves" using electrodes placed on the scalp. Sensors at the nose, mouth, chest, and abdomen measure breathing. An EKG measures heart rhythm from small electrodes on the chest. A technician constantly monitors the patient from a remote recording room.