What are Sleep Disorders?
Sleep disorders are conditions that can disrupt the amount and quality of sleep a person receives and can affect how a person thinks, works, drives a car or any other daily activity, decreasing the quality of life. In fact, sleep disorders can be fatal if left untreated.
There are nearly 100 different known sleep disorders, each with different symptoms. The most common of these sleep disorders are: snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and periodic limb movement.
Sleep Medicine Services for Sleep Disorder Diagnostics & Treatment
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville sleep centers diagnose and treat patients ages two and up. Our specialized centers provide advanced diagnostic testing and help with the management of sleep disorders. We use innovative technology and the latest sleep medicine advances to monitor your physiological activity during sleep. The test results help us better understand your symptoms and diagnose what is interrupting your rest. We then offer effective treatment options.
In-Lab Sleep Study
One of the most effective methods for diagnosing sleep disorders is the in-lab sleep study. Baptist Health sleeping suites are designed with the comforts of home, helping patients replicate a typical night’s sleep.
During a sleep study, we record your brain activity, eye movements, heart and breathing rates, body movement, and more.
In-Home Sleep Studies
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville also conducts in-home sleep studies. Similar to an in-lab study, a home study uses portable monitoring devices that you activate before you sleep.
Sleep Educator Visits
The clinical sleep educator will spend time with you and your family, identifying your sleep-health needs and helping you understand the best methods for managing your condition. Our sleep educators offer education on the following therapies and technologies:
- CPAP and BPAP mask fittings: If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea or another breathing issue, you may be prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP) device to use while you sleep. Both devices blow air at a comfortable and constant pressure through your airway to prevent snoring and help you sleep.
- Desensitization training: Getting used to the CPAP mask while awake is an important step in using it effectively for better sleep.
- Sleep modification: We teach effective techniques to modify behavior and thought patterns that can help improve sleep quality without medication.
List of Common Sleep Disorders
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville sleep centers provide medical and management solutions for a complete range of common sleep disorders:
- Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
- Periodic limb movement
- Restless legs syndrome
- Sleep apnea
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
If you need help with a sleep disorder, you can count on the caring experts at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville sleep centers. Our staffs include board-certified sleep physicians who keep up-to-date on the most current and effective treatment options.