Tossing and turning, feeling exhausted, watching the clock. You can’t remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep, but you can’t blame your lack of shut-eye on a new baby or too much caffeine. One out of every three adults in America complains of sleep difficulties, and if you’re one of those people, it’s time to speak with your primary care physician about visiting a sleep disorders center.
A sleep disorders center has a team of sleep medicine specialists who will evaluate you, determine what your sleep problems are, and help devise a plan of action to help you get the rest you need.
What are common sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders centers diagnose and treat common sleep disorders such as:
- Sleep apnea and snoring
- Parasomnias, such as severe nightmares or night terrors
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Restless legs syndrome
Some sleep disorders centers are also equipped to treat children and can provide treatment plans for pediatric sleep disorders such as bed-wetting, chronic snoring, and sleep apnea.
How are sleep disorders diagnosed and treated?
Often, initial evaluations provide enough information for your sleep medicine care team to identify and treat your sleep problems without any further testing. However, depending on your diagnosis, your sleep medicine physician may recommend that you undergo a sleep study.
Often conducted in a sleep disorders center, a sleep study is an overnight test that records what happens to your body during sleep. For your overnight stay, you will sleep in a comfortable sleep laboratory bedroom while your sleep medicine care team monitors you. Data collected from your overnight stay is carefully reviewed by your care team, who then work together to design a treatment plan for your sleep problems.
WCHN can help!
If you’ve been struggling with sleep problems, WCHN’s Sleep Disorders Centers can help. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, our state-of-the-art centers offers individualized care in a home-like setting. You receive a personalized, comprehensive assessment by one of our board-certified sleep medicine specialists to determine the best diagnostic testing and treatment.
If overnight monitoring is needed, our center’s sleep study bedrooms offer quiet seclusion with soft lighting, tasteful decor, very comfortable beds, private baths, and a flat-screen TV. In addition, we offer pediatric and infant bedrooms that are specially decorated and furnished with accommodations for parents.
Data from assessments, examinations, and monitoring tests are carefully reviewed by our multidisciplinary team of sleep medicine specialists. Together, with your optimal comfort in mind, they plan a course of treatment for your sleep problems. Learn more here: