Sleep Disorder Center
Snoring or gasping while sleeping may be a sign of sleep apnea and may be why you are feeling tired during the day. More than 40 million Americans have sleep apnea and don’t even know it. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is when you stop breathing or your breathing slows down too much while you are sleeping. This happens because the airway collapses and prevents air from getting into your lungs. Untreated sleep apnea can put you at risk for a number of serious health conditions. The goal is to help open up the airway and restore good sleep.
It is a good idea to talk with your doctor about a sleep study. It takes place while you sleep, measuring air flow, oxygen levels, heart rhythms and brain waves. A doctor that specializes in Sleep Medicine will interpret your study and send a report to your physician. Our sleep clinics make everything easy. Our comfortable hotel-like rooms and knowledgeable sleep techs will get you through your study and help you move on to better health.
We are proud to say that our sleep labs are accredited by the ACHC.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About a Sleep Study *
* and why there’s no need to study for it.
Q. What’s a sleep study?
A. It’s a test that takes place in a sleep lab. During the study (technically, it’s called a polysomnogram), a health care professional will monitor what’s happening while you sleep, including your breathing, dreaming, and eye and leg movements.
Q. How does a sleep study work?
A. A few small sensors are placed on the surface of your skin around your chest, stomach, legs, and head. And while you sleep, our state-of-the-art equipment monitors your actions. the process is painless and most people have no problem sleeping in our comfortable environment.