Do you toss and turn all night, struggling to fall asleep? Does snoring keep you - and your partner - from getting a night of restful sleep?
If bedtime becomes something other than a time of rest, there may be an underlying medical condition that can be diagnosed and treated. Millions of Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. Sleep disorders have been found to play a role in high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and cognitive impairment, as well as car and on-the-job accidents.
UP Health System's Sleep Centers offer a full-spectrum of diagnostic testing that measures heart rate, brain waves, breathing, eye, and muscle movements to support both adults and children suffering from sleep disorders. Our team of highly trained professionals is dedicated to helping you experience the benefits of restful sleep.
Sleep studies are used to diagnose problems of excessive fatigue, sleepiness, snoring, or restless sleep. Patients are monitored while they sleep for brain wave patterns, eye movements, muscle tension, air flow and respiratory effort, oxygen levels and heart beat.
A physician referral is needed to obtain a sleep study. Your family physician can provide this for you.
Before you talk to your doctor about a sleep study, it is a good idea to keep a 1-2 week journal of your sleep habits including the time you go to bed, how long it takes to fall asleep, the number of times you awaken during the night, the time you get out of bed in the morning, if you feel refreshed when you wake up and any naps taken or needed throughout the day.
Although you will spend the night, a sleep study is considered an outpatient procedure. Most insurance companies cover sleep studies but it is a good idea to check with your individual carrier.
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