MCHS Sleep Center
If you are experiencing poor sleep, you may be risking more than a good night’s rest. You could possibly be jeopardizing your overall health. The MCHS Sleep Center will help diagnose your sleeping disorders. With relaxing private rooms and a state-of-the-art sleep lab, the center will get you back on track, improving your quality of life and promoting restful, healthy sleep.
Sleep disorders can present a wide range of symptoms. The following are a few of the more common:
- Loud snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty staying awake when sitting still or watching TV
- Difficulty concentrating
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Feeling tired after a full night’s sleep
- Waking up with shortness of breath, chest pain, or dry throat
- High blood pressure
- Short-term memory loss or trouble concentrating
- Frequent leg jerks during sleep
The most common sleep disorder that is evaluated at the center is Sleep Apnea or sleep disordered breathing. Other types of sleep disorders assessed are periodic leg movement syndrome (PLMS), restless let syndrome (RLS), Rapid Eye Movement (REM) behavior disorder, sleep terrors, and teeth grinding or clenching (also known as Bruxism). Sleep disorders are evaluated and identified during a test commonly known as a sleep study.
A sleep study is also known as a polysomnogram which is a diagnostic procedure that monitors sleep and breathing patterns while you are at rest. The studies are conducted during an overnight outpatient stay in the comfort of our hotel-style sleep center. Sensors are gently applied to the skin which record brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, oxygen levels, and muscle movements – all of which help to determine the quality of your sleep and the extent of any sleep-related issues that may be present.
A Board Certified Sleep Physician will review your sleep study once it is completed and the results will be reported to your Primary Care Physician for follow-up. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please contact the MCHS Sleep Center at (432) 640-1369.