The Sleep Disorders Center at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital is nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other
sleep-related disorders in both children and adults.
The Sleep Disorders Center features:
State of the art equipment, including home testing equipment for sleep apnea
Board credentialed Registered Sleep Technologists
Physicians board certified in Sleep Medicine
Flexible appointment scheduling including weekends
Support and direction for patients who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and are preparing to start therapy using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), and for patients already using CPAP
Restful sleep is essential to your health! The consequences of inadequate sleep can be far-reaching, including increased risk of:
Depression and irritability
Heart disease and diabetes
Injury on the job or while driving
There are over 80 different sleep disorders. It is estimated that over 40 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. The good news is the majority of sleep disorders can be diagnosed and treated.
Through a sleep study our 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 four years and older.
The Sleep Disorders Center is equipped with the most modern computer monitoring equipment and staffed by registered sleep technologists. 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.