Sleep Medicine

Sleep Apnea: Time to Get Checked

When you have a sleep disorder, the effects of not getting good sleep and not feeling your best can build up, causing real consequences in your life and on your health.

Ask your doctor if a sleep study is right for you.

Sleep Medicine

Approximately 80 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders often leave you feeling fatigued. If ignored, sleep disorders can lead to severe medical conditions including heart failure, stroke or even heart attack.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

  • More than 100 million Americans of all ages fail to get a good night’s sleep.
  • Two out of every 100 women and four out of every 100 men have a sleeping disorder.
  • Half of all people age 65 and over experience twitching in the legs and arms during sleep.
  • Seventy percent of caregivers who decide to institutionalize an older person cite sleep disturbances as factors in their decision.
  • An estimated 30 million adults snore.
  • Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of depression at any age.
  • Not getting enough sleep has been linked to many long-term diseases and conditions

Sleep studies in a home-like environment

The LMH Health Sleep Center specializes in diagnosing and treating people with sleep disorders in a home-like environment. As a patient, you generally begin your stay between 9 and 10 p.m. and complete the study by 6 or 7 a.m.

You will wear painless monitoring equipment while sleeping and be monitored all night by a sleep technician. The sleep technician will assist you and track your oxygen level, heart rate, body positioning, snoring, breathing, sleep stage and muscle movement.

After the test is complete, it is interpreted by a provider who is board-certified in sleep medicine.

Sleep studies at home

If appropriate, you have the option to have a study conducted while in the comfort of your own home. The LMH Health Sleep Center will provide a device to be taken home and instructions on use.

The device is worn while sleeping and is later returned to the sleep lab where the data will be interpreted.

Other sleep-related conditions we treat?

  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Heart failure
  • Chronic pain
  • Mental health problems
  • Medicines and other substances

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