WHAT ARE SLEEP DISORDERS?
- More than 50 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder such as SLEEP APNEA, NARCOLEPSY, OR SEVERE INSOMNIA.
- An additonal 35 million people have occasional sleep related problems that leave them feeling fatigued throughout the day, and these symptoms can lead to physical and mental health issues.
- Many have serious health implications and have been associated with increased risk of hypertension, heart failure, stroke and other conditions.
- Early screening and identification may help prevent serious complications. Once you have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder and have begun therapy, close follow-up may ensure that you are receiving appropriate treatment for improved overall wellness.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SLEEP STUDY?
You will spend the night in your private room for our team to monitor your sleep patterns using state-of-the-art technology. A specially trained technologist will attach monitoring devices, which will track your brainwaves, heart rate, oxygen levels, rapid eye movements and more. While you may think sleeping with these devices is difficult, most patients fall asleep very easily. The next morning, the technologist will unhook the monitoring devices, and you will be able to go straight to work and resume your daily activities.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TEST?
Your test results will be reviewed by our board certified sleep physician and the reports will be available upon request. Our board-certified sleep pulmonary/sleep physician will meet with you to discuss the results and make recommendations to help you sleep better and live longer.