The Center for Sleep Medicine

The Center for Sleep Medicine

Some estimates say that 9 percent of all men and 4 percent of all women in the U.S. have some form of sleep disorder. Untreated, sleep disorders can greatly affect daytime functioning. Some sufferers awaken with headaches, others may be irritable and forgetful, finding it difficult to concentrate for the rest of the day. Put the problem to rest; there are treatments for sleep disorders.

The Center for Sleep Medicine at St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. The Center for Sleep Medicine offers help in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sleep disorders which, apart from fatigue, are commonly associated with a variety of serious health issues.

Sleep disorders can be difficult to diagnose, but polysomnography can be the definitive tool leading to proper diagnosis and treatment. A diagnosis may require a visit to The Center for Sleep Medicine where a variety of tests, or "sleep studies," are conducted while the patient sleeps, and physiological measurements are correlated to body movements. The entire procedure is called polysomnography.

Sleep Disorders
The St. Joseph Sleep Center offers help in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders which are linked to serious medical conditions:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cardiac disease
  • Renal failure
  • Neurological disorders
  • Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  • Impotence
  • Gastrointestinal nighttime regurgitation
  • Clinical depression

Other Sleep-Related Issues

  • Periodic Leg Movements- legs kicking at night disrupting sleep
  • Narcolepsy- falling asleep without warning; vivid dreaming, strong emotions associated with sudden weakness
  • RBD (REM Behavior Disorder)- acting out dreams
  • Seizures
  • Insomnia

For More Information
Call 816-943-3033 for more information about The Center for Sleep Medicine at St. Joseph. We want to help you get a good night's sleep.