The Sleep Disorders Center at St. Joseph's Hospital is nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and offers the latest diagnostic tools available in sleep medicine.
Through a simple sleep study our medical staff can track your pattern of sleep and determine if you would benefit from any number of sleep-assisting treatments.
Individuals who have chronic problems falling asleep at night or staying awake during the day, as well as those who suffer from excessive snoring or breathing disturbances, may benefit from a sleep study. The Sleep Disorders Center provides treatment for a broad spectrum of sleep disorders for people ages 12 years and older.
The Sleep Disorders Center is equipped with the most modern computer monitoring equipment and staffed by registered polysomnographers and respiratory therapists. Each study is reviewed by a Board-Certified Sleep Physician with expertise in sleep disorders.
TYPES OF SLEEP DISORDERS
Insomnia— inability to sleep and/or be capable of remaining asleep for a reasonable period.
Narcolepsy— overwhelming and severe daytime sleepiness that often occurs at inappropriate times and places.
Nocturnal Parasomnia— a broad term used to describe various uncommon disruptive sleep-related disorders. Common parasomnias include sleepwalking, sleep talking, sleep terrors, nightmares, and teeth grinding.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)— repetitive cramping or jerking of the legs during sleep.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)— disorder of the part of the nervous system that affects movements of the legs.
Shift Workers— malfunctioning of a person's circadian system, or biological clock, causes circadian rhythm disorders.
Sleep Apnea— condition in which a person repeatedly stops breathing (apnea), or experiences shallow breathing (hypopnea) for short periods of time during sleep.