Are you having trouble sleeping?
Millions of American people of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep disorders may indicate serious underlying medical problems, such as heart and blood vessel disease. These disorders may also lead to endangering your safety and that of others through traffic or industrial accidents. They may lead to difficulty staying awake, problems falling asleep and staying asleep, sleep walking, bedwetting and nightmares.
St. Anthony’s Sleep Center offers sleep studies for patients to detect various sleep disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), problematic nighttime behaviors (i.e. sleepwalking), insomnia, and certain medical conditions such as periodic limb movement disorder.
St. Anthony’s Sleep Center area includes two comfortable patient rooms. The two beds are set up like comfortable hotel rooms with TV, bathroom, and furnishings to make the patient feel more at home. For those who like "white" noise when they sleep, white noise machines, CD player, radio, iPod docking station and oscillating fans are available. To provide further convenience for patients, they are offered a continental breakfast and beverages to enjoy or to take with them when they leave for the trip home.
How does a Sleep Study work?
The study is scheduled during the patient’s normal sleep periods, i.e. daytime or nighttime.
Please take all of your medications as prescribed by your doctor.
- Bring a photo ID.
- Bring your insurance card .
- If you prefer, you may bring your own pillow.
- If you received a questionaire, please fill it out and bring it with you. If not, you will fill it out at the time of your sleep study.
- You can expect to be at the Sleep Center for approximately six to seven hours.
A physician referral is required for a sleep study. If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, see your primary care physician.
Click here http://stanthonyshospital.org/Services/apnea.aspx for more information on Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Out of Center Sleep Study
The at-home sleep test involves the use of portable-monitoring equipment that you wear during sleep in the comfort of your own home. It consists of a small recording device, lead wires, a few sensors, and a belt to secure the device while you sleep.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines stress that only select adults are likely to benefit from a home sleep test. Home sleep tests are only recommended for adults between the ages of 18 and 65 who have a moderate to severe probability of OSA.
St. Anthony’s Sleep Center offers this test as an option for patients that do not meet insurance guidelines for an in-lab study. Having a sleep study in the comfort of your own home may be more comfortable than an in-lab study for those that are apprehensive or uncomfortable sleeping in a strange environment. However, your physician will need to decide if you are a candidate for an in-home study.