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Symptoms, Conditions and Diagnosis

Do you have sleep disordered breathing?

Many Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Your chances of having a sleep disorder may also increase if you have a history of diabetes, high blood pressure or are overweight.

Common sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea - loud snoring followed by a breathless pause ending with a snort or gasp.
  • Restless leg syndrome - sensations in the legs that disturb sleep or keep you from falling asleep.
  • Periodic limb movement - jerking or moving your legs during sleep.
  • Narcolepsy – difficulty staying awake or falling asleep unexpectedly during “wakeful” times of the day.
  • Parasomnias – walking or talking in your sleep.
  • Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep.
  • Snoring – loud obstructed breathing that often interferes with proper sleep patterns

Comprehensive assessments and testing

Based on your physician referral and initial self-assessment, you'll begin sleep testing at our facility monitored by a team of physicians and sleep technologists.

Testing is done on an outpatient basis all week, including weekends

Diagnostic procedures can include:

  • Sleep study with nine channels of monitoring of sleep apnea
  • Overnight tests (polysomnograms)
  • Full polysomnogram, which includes EEG channels for sleep staging and arousal identification
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) tests are scheduled at patient convenience seven nights a week

A member of our Sleep Center medical staff will review your sleep study findings, along with your medical history. The results and diagnosis will then be sent to your physician.

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Last Updated 04/10/2009