Sleep disorders aren’t all the same. You may have trouble staying awake during the day. Or, you may have difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep at night.
The most common sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially serious disorder where breathing is interrupted during sleep. Snoring loudly is a sign of OSA. Men older than 50 are especially at risk.
Sleep Conditions We Treat
We offer diagnosis and therapy for adults and children who may have a sleep disorder, including:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
We diagnose sleep disorders by performing a sleep study. While you sleep, our team members monitor you with advanced technology so we can determine what is disrupting normal sleep. We also record you sleeping to help our doctors diagnose your condition and prepare personalized treatment recommendations.
We provide sleep testing for adults, children and infants. Most sleep tests can be performed in our new hotel-based Sleep Lab.
We also offer testing for adults, children and infants with special needs in our Sleep Lab inside the main hospital, with full support from nursing and other specialists. This includes high-risk adult and pediatric patients, including those with cognitive disabilities or medical conditions such as heart, lung, neuromuscular or weight problems.
Sleep tests include:
This overnight study measures sleep cycles by recording:
- Air flow in and out of the lungs
- Oxygen levels in the blood
- Body position
- Brain waves
- Heart rate
- Eye movement
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
This series of nap studies is usually given the day after a polysomnogram to evaluate narcolepsy and daytime sleepiness disorders. MSLT checks how quickly you fall asleep in quiet situations during the day, charting your brain waves, heartbeat, chin and eye movements.
The test consists of four to five 20-minute segments scheduled two hours apart, with the entire test taking seven hours.
Our sleep medicine specialists talk to you about the findings of your sleep test and recommend the best treatment for your condition. Your doctor also may recommend you meet with one of our specialists in ear, nose and throat (ENT), pulmonology or surgery for help with your sleep disorder.
We treat some more severe sleep conditions and breathing disorders with bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) and adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV). You’re fitted with a breathing mask that is placed on your face and hooked up to a small machine.
This device increases the air pressure in your throat to prevent your airway from collapsing when you inhale.