Sleep Disorders Center
The Sleep Disorders Center staff is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, including:
- Sleep-disordered breathing, or snoring, which may be caused by certain obstructive or central nervous system disorders
- Daytime sleepiness or insomnia resulting from conditions such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome
- Problems staying awake resulting from conditions such as narcolepsy
The Sleep Disorders Center at Mary Greeley Medical Center has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 1996. Our four-bed sleep laboratory is open six to seven nights a week and provides a comfortable testing environment for optimal results.
A patient may be tested using one or more of the following sleep study methods:
- Polysomnographic Study (PSG). This procedure records a variety of body functions during sleep, including electrical activity of the brain, heart rate, muscle activity, eye movement, breathing, air flow through the nose and mouth, and blood oxygen levels.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Study. CPAP is used to treat sleep apnea. This study is similar to the routine PSG, followed by initiation and evaluation of your CPAP needs.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test. This test measures how long it takes to fall asleep. A video camera is used to record movements during sleep.
- Multiple Wake Test (MWT). This test, also called maintenance of wakefulness test, measures a patient's ability to stay awake during a designated wakeful time.
All sleep studies are scored by credentialed technicians, and results are interpreted by board-certified physicians. If needed, the center has access to specialty physicians such as neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) and psychologists to assist your primary care provider in developing your individual plan of care.
Sleep affects mood, learning, memory, physical performance, immunity, and more. Insufficient sleep is associated with numerous chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. It can also result in accidents causing injury and disability.
The Sleep Disorders Center has developed a questionnaire to help you determine whether you are getting optimal sleep. To request a questionnaire, please contact us via email. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, please contact your physician.
For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center and the sleep testing process, download the Sleep Disorders Center Brochure.
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