Sleep Disorder Treatments

Sleep Studies

Your primary care physician may recommend sleep studies for the diagnosis and treatments of sleep disorders. There are different types of studies and in some cases you may need more than one. 

Actigraph

Dr. Shirley Jones

An actigraph allows you to montor your sleep and wake patterns.

Learn more about actigraphs from Dr. Jones

 

Ambulatory Monitoring

Dr. Carl Boethel

Ambulatory studies are home sleep studies.

Learn more about ambulatory monitoring from Dr. Carl D. Boethel

 

CPAP tritation

Dr. Carl Boethel

Most people with symtomatic sleep apnea use CPAP as a treatment option. CPAP is remedy rather than a cure, but the improvement in symptoms is quick.

Learn more about CPAP tritation from Dr. Carl D. Boethel

 

Day Studies

After you've had an overnight sleep study, you may also take a Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) or  Maintenance Awakefulness Testing (MWT)  which may be required to diagnose certain sleep disorders. These studies are done durning daytime hours.

Maintenance Awakefulness Testing (MWT)

Dr. James Barker

MWTs are sometimes requested as a monitor of the therapy you have been prescribed for sleep disorders allowing us to prove that therapy for your excessive daytime sleep (EDS) has worked.

Learn more about maintenance awakefulness testing from Dr. Barker

 

Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)

Dr. James Barker

MSLTs are day studies where every two hours for four or five naps you will be asked to lie quietly on your bed and fall asleep if you feel like it.

Learn more about this study from Dr. Barker

 

Nocturia Studies

Noctura is awakening from sleep to urinate and has been associated to a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. This is not the same as bed-wetting where the person does not wake to urinate.

Pediatric Studies

Dr. Tricia Ritch

Pediatric Sleep Studies are done on children over the age of 2 and in much the same way as for our adult patients.

Learn more about pediatric sleep studies from Dr. Ritch

 

Pediatric Enuresis Studies

Dr. Tricia Ritch

Pediatric Enuresis Studies are performed on children who are over the age of 8 and who have not been able to remain dry throughout the night.

Learn more about pediatric enuresis studies from Dr. Ritch

 

Polysomnography

Dr. Carl Boethel

Before you sleep, a technician will tape or glue sensors to your body. While you sleep, the sensors track your body functions. This includes brain waves, breathing, heartbeat, muscle activity and more.

Learn more about polysomnography from Dr. Boethel

 

Seizure Sleep Studies

Dr. Tricia Ritch

Seizure Sleep Studies are done in adults or children over the age of 2 who are having abnormal movement during their sleep that might be concerning for seizures.

Learn more about seizure sleep studies from Dr. Tricia Ritch

 

Split Night Sleep Study

Dr. Carl Boethel

Your physician may refer you to have a split night study.

Learn more about split night sleep studies from Dr. Carl D. Boethel

 


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