If you’re not sleeping well, you’re likely to feel miserable. Lack of quality sleep can make it hard to function. But there’s a lot we can do to help you get a better night’s rest. Our comprehensive Sleep Center evaluates your sleep problems and can use sophisticated equipment to perform a sleep study to develop a treatment plan personalized for you.
Sleep disorders we commonly work with include:
- Night terrors
- Sleep apnea
- REM behavioral disorders
- Restless legs syndrome
Often to make a diagnosis, we ask you to keep a sleep journal. This is a log of your sleep patterns and includes things like:
- What time you went to bed
- How long it took to fall asleep
- How often you woke up during the night
- What you ate and drank before bedtime
- How well you slept
Your journal may offer clues about whether you have a sleep disorder. Depending on what we learn, we may recommend a sleep study, also known as polysomnography.
During a sleep study, you spend the night at the Sleep Center in a comfortable, private room, like a hotel room. You sleep as you normally would at home. However, we use special equipment to monitor your rest and track things like your heart rate, breathing, brainwaves and leg and eye movement. This information can help us determine your problem.
If you’re excessively sleepy during the daytime, we may do a similar study that involves taking naps every two hours. In both cases, the tests are painless.
Usually, treatment will improve your sleep disorder and help you sleep better. The treatment we recommend is tailored to the type of disorder you have and your needs. Treatment may include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- Lifestyle modification
- Oral appliance therapy
- Relaxation training