Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep disorders can rob you of more than just hours of rest. Lack of sleep can affect your mood, learning, memory, physical performance, immunity, and more. It can also lead to more serious consequences—diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression—or accidents that cause injury and disability.

Diagnosing Your Sleep Disorder

At the Sleep Disorders Center, we are able to assess a multitude of sleep difficulties.  One of the most common sleep problems we treat is obstructive sleep apnea, where sufferers experience symptoms such as:

  • Loud and irregular snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Frequent night urination
  • Loss of energy and depression

We also treat and diagnose disorders including:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accredited

Skilled Staff Trained in Sleep Medicine

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1996, our facility and staff are here to work with you to determine the causes and treatments for your sleep disorder.

Sleep Disorder Tests at the Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep Lab Room

Your sleep will be assessed in one
of our comfortable and private
sleep lab rooms.

Part of your evaluation may include:

  • Evaluation in our private four-bed sleep laboratory, where you’ll be comfortable and secure.
  • Options for various tests to determine the possible sleep disorder causes, such as:
    • A Polysomnographic Study (PSG) to record body functions—heart rate, eye movement, muscle activity—during sleep
    • A Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Study to evaluate CPAP needs
    • A Multiple Sleep Latency Test to determine falling-asleep time and sleep movements
    • A Multiple Wake Test (MWT) measuring the ability to stay awake during a designated wakeful time

In addition to specially trained staff and board-certified physicians, we also work with neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) and psychologists to develop an individual sleep disorder care plan.

Get Help Today

If you think you may not be getting optimal sleep, take a few minutes to fill out our sleepiness questionnaire. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, please tell your doctor and remember we are here to help!

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Eleven Rules for Better Sleep

  1. Sleep as much as needed to feel refreshed and healthy during the following day, but not more.  Curtailing sleeping time seems to help solidify sleep.  Excessively long times in bed seems related to fragmented and shallow sleep.
  2. A regular waking time in the morning strengthens circadian cycling and leads to regular times of sleep onset.
  3. A steady daily amount of exercise probably deepens sleep, although occasional exercise does not necessarily improve sleep the following night.
  4. Occasional loud noises, such as airplanes flying overhead, disturb sleep even in people who are not awakened by the noise and do not remember the noises in the morning.  Sound-resistant bedrooms may help those who must sleep close to noise.
  5. An excessively warm room disturbs sleep.  There is no evidence that excessively cold rooms solidify sleep.
  6. Hunger may disturb sleep.  A light snack might help sleep.
  7. An occasional sleeping pill might help sleep.  Chronic use of sleeping pills, however, is ineffective in most insomniacs.
  8. Caffeine in the evening disturbs sleep, even people who feel it does not.
  9. Alcohol helps tense people fall asleep more easily but the following sleep is more fragmented.
  10. People frustrated and angry because they cannot get to sleep should turn on the light and do something different rather than trying harder to get to sleep.
  11. Chronic tobacco use disturbs sleep.

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