The Sleep Wellness Center at Wise Health System can help can diagnose a wide variety of sleep disorders, helping you get the sleep you need to lead a healthy, productive life.
The Importance of Sleep
Sleeping is a complex process and greatly influences our waking hours.
Without enough sleep, a person’s ability to perform even the simplest of tasks declines dramatically. Each year sleep-related accidents cause death, injury, lost productivity and cost billions of dollars in health care and damaged property.
A sleep disorder is a medical condition that affects sleep patterns and can interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. Some of the more common sleep disorders are:
- Insomniais characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.
- Narcolepsy causes overwhelming and severe daytime sleepiness that often occurs at inappropriate times and places.
- Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) produces intense, often irresistible urges to move the legs, usually when trying to sleep or a “tingling sensation” when a person lies down to sleep.
- Sleep Apnea involves brief periods during sleep when a person stops breathing, often for up to a minute and can occur 20-30 times or more in an hour.
Are You a Sleep Study Candidate?
If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may have a sleep disorder that can be diagnosed and treated by Sleep Specialties:
- Loud, disruptive snoring
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Frequent kicking or jerking during sleep
- Waking frequently during the night
- Headache and/or fatigue in the mornings
- Sleep walking, sleep talking
Individuals suffering from obesity, heart or respiratory diseases, depression, and muscular diseases may also be at an increased risk for experiencing sleep disorders.
Sleep Study FAQ
What is a sleep study?
A sleep study is a procedure to evaluate for sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders. We monitor several different factors while you sleep. Our technicians will cover the sleep study procedure more when you arrive for your sleep study.
Will the sleep study hurt?
No, the sleep study will not harm you.
Can I have sleeping pills?
Yes, if you routinely take sleep pills you are still able to take your medication. We ask you take your nighttime medications before arriving, unless you take something that makes you drowsy then we suggest you wait till you arrive at the facility.
What if I don’t sleep?
All patients eventually fall asleep during the sleep study, and this still helps with a diagnosis for the physician.
How can I go to the restroom?
Each private room has its own restroom facility. It is very easy to access the restroom once the sleep study procedure has started, just notify the technician when you need to use the restroom. The process will be explained further when you arrive for your sleep study.
Is there someone at the facility all night?
Yes, there is a technician available throughout the entire sleep study if you need assistance.
If I wake up early, can I leave early?
We encourage you to try and go back to sleep if possible, the technician can further explain when you arrive for your sleep study.
Can I go to work in the morning?
Yes. Our facility has showers you can use before work. We encourage you to bring your own toiletries, towels will be provided.
How do I get the test results?
Following the sleep study, a detailed report with test interpretations and recommendations will be submitted to your physician. He/she will review your results with you. Consultation referrals for pulmonary, neurology or psychiatry are available upon request.
Questions or concerns? Please contact us today for more information about about our Sleep Study program.
- Each room is climate controlled for your comfort.
- Each room has a TV available.
- Extra pillows and blankets available, but we recommend bringing your own pillow.