Many sleep disorders can be successfully treated. Specialists at the Seton Sleep Labs can detect conditions that may be keeping you from having a healthy good night’s sleep. Trained staff use advanced monitoring equipment and computer software to record data while you sleep. Qualified physicians pinpoint the disorder, allowing your referring physician to prescribe therapy.
Your sleep study will take place in a private room with home-like furnishings. We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible.
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, contact your physician for a sleep study referral. Sleep Lab services may be covered by your insurance plan. For details on coverage, please check with your insurance company.
One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea. The primary
symptom of this disorder is loud, persistent snoring. Sleep apnea causes a
person to stop breathing for periods of time during sleep. This can happen
dozens to hundreds of times a night. Each time, the person stops breathing
for ten seconds or more, then suddenly gasps for air. Between each gasp
and the next time breathing stops, the person almost always snores
loudly. People who suffer from sleep apnea often experience daytime
drowsiness, poor performance at work and depression. Left untreated, sleep
apnea can lead to serious long-term health problems and may even shorten
Anyone can have sleep apnea, but it’s more common if you are:
*Middle-aged or older *Overweight *Male
Symptoms of a sleep disorder may include
- Loud snoring
- Leg jerking or twitching
- Morning headaches
- Nightmares or night terrors
- Teeth grinding
- Sleep walking or talking
- Daytime sleepiness
- Frequent waking from sleep