Our accredited sleep center is lead by our board certified physicians who have over 45 years dedicated to the treatment of sleep disorders. They strive to work with you to find your diagnosis, treat your sleep disorders and understand how important it is to partner with you in finding the cause 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 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.