Our accredited sleep center is led by board-certified physicians who have dedicated more than 45 years to the treatment of sleep disorders. They understand the importance of partnering with you to find the cause of your sleep disorder and treating it as quickly as possible. This is why they mimic a home setting to quickly resolve any issues with your sleep. They truly believe that an indicator of good health is good sleep, and they are determined to help you achieve good health.
How is a sleep disorder evaluated?
Patients are first seen in the neurology clinic at University Hospital. A polysomnogram is then scheduled as needed to help understand and identify a person's sleeping pattern.
Polysomnogram testing involves sleeping in our sleep laboratory where all aspects of sleep are carefully monitored. It is done in a comfortable private room with a technician in attendance throughout the night for assistance. The test is safe and painless.
Sensors are attached to the patient's head, chest, on either side of the eyes and under the chin. They record brain waves, eye movements, and heart and muscle activity. Other sensors are used to monitor breathing and blood oxygen levels. Nighttime recordings are often followed by a daytime test, such as the multiple sleep latency test, to determine whether the sleep disorder involves increased tendency to fall asleep.
What are the treatments available?
Some of the more common sleep disorders we diagnose and treat are:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome
- REM Behavior sleep disorder
- other sleep disorders
Some treatment options we offer:
- CPAP/BIPAP machines
- Psychiatry assessment for Insomnia
- ENT/Dental referrals for sleep apnea/snoring
After a detailed clinical evaluation of the patient's sleep problem, the most appropriate treatment is determined.
To schedule an appointment with one of our sleep disorder specialists, please call (573) 882-1515.