When Was the Last Time You Had a Good Night’s Sleep?
The Sleep Disorders Center at St. Francis provides evaluation and treatment of all sleep-related disorders.
Warning signs of a sleep disorder can include:
- difficulty falling or staying asleep
- falling asleep at inappropriate times
- headaches or nausea upon awakening
- loud snoring or snoring interrupted by pauses, then gasps
- unusual movements or behaviors during sleep
After an initial evaluation by a physician, you may be referred for an outpatient sleep study conducted by experienced technicians. The Sleep Disorders Center at St. Francis offers two private rooms with private bathrooms and sleep number beds for your comfort. You will sleep in your own room with recording devices attached to your body while a technician in the control room monitors your sleep. Each room has an intercom to keep you in communication with the technician.
Sleep Disorders testing services:
Common sleep disorders
- Polysomnogram or Sleep Study – This study provides key data about your sleep disorder by monitoring things like heartbeat and airflow while you sleep
- CPAP Titration – a sleep study where the patient wears a mask that delivers air to maintain normal breathing
- Split Night Study – A sleep study in which a mask or CPAP is placed on the patient halfway through the study for sleep apnea
- MLST (Multiple Sleep Latency Test) - Used to diagnose narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test – Measures a person’s ability to maintain wakefulness
- CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy clinic – a program to assist with insomnia without the use of medication.
If left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, as well as irritability, depression, accidents and stress. Common sleep disorders include:
- sleep apnea– heavy snoring where airflow is blocked
- narcolepsy– difficulty staying awake
- restless leg syndrome.
- night terrors
For more information
Learn more about sleep disorders in our Health Library.
To contact the Sleep Disorders Center at St. Francis, call 414-389-3060.