Most sleep disorders and sleep-wake irregularity can be treated or managed once underlying causes are accurately diagnosed through sleep study. St. Bernards Sleep Disorders Center offers sleep study expertise and is an Accredited Facility Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
For our patients, we take an individualized approach and use different methods to help correct sleep disorders. In some situations, treatment is necessary, while others require a change in daily habits, work habits or work hours.
When sleep apnea is diagnosed, weight loss and/or assistance using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BPAP) equipment may be necessary to diminish serious associated health risks.
Sleep Disorders Evaluation Procedures
The Sleep Disorders Center evaluates and continuously monitors sleep patterns using:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
- Electrooculogram (EOG)
- Oxygen Saturation
Cardiac activity, respirations by chest and abdominal excursion, body and leg movements, and nasal and mouth air flow are also monitored throughout sleep studies.
Referring physicians receive a full account of their patient’s sleep study diagnosis and the recommended plan of sleep disorder treatment or management. In most instances, the referring physician will oversee any necessary long-term management of the patient. However, in some cases, the Sleep Disorders Center will manage patients in consultation with the referring physician.
For more information on the Sleep Disorder Center or to schedule an appointment, please call the St. Bernards Healthline at 870.207.7300.