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.
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
- 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
For More Information
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.