Excela Advanced Sleep Center
What’s keeping you or those you love up at night? Could be a sleep disorder. Some sleep problems can lead to serious health issues such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, fatigue-related motor vehicle accidents, and decreased quality of life.
Sleeping difficulties shouldn’t be ignored. In fact, neglecting sleep at night may cause a variety of problems during the day including fatigue, sleepiness, and the inability to concentrate. At the Excela Advanced Sleep Center our experienced team of sleep physician-specialists, all board certified in sleep medicine, along with our sleep professionals, offer help and hope.
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Those sleep disorders we diagnose include:
- Sleep Apnea - The most notable symptom being loud snoring
- Insomnia - difficulty falling asleep, experiencing “racing” thoughts while trying to sleep; waking at night and having difficultly falling back to sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Restless leg syndrome – “crawling” sensation in the legs; leg cramps that wake you up or keep you from sleeping
- Circadian rhythm disorders - Usually linked to shift work or jet lag
- Noctural myoclonus - Strong kicking movement of the legs during sleep
- Sleep-related movements and behaviors such as nightmares, sleep walking, sleep talking and seizures
Some sleep problems may be treated with medication, while others may be resolved by changing a sleep schedule or habits. When appropriate, physical and behavioral modification, such a stress reduction, biofeedback or psychotherapy, may be added to the treatment plan. In a few cases, surgery may be recommended. Sleep apnea may be treated with a combination of weight reduction and a mask worn during sleep.
A physician referral is needed.
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study — or polysomnogram — consists of placing small electrodes on your scalp, face and legs. The test is completely painless and is conducted in one of three convenient locations, in a hotel-like setting to create a relaxing environment in which to rest.
While you sleep, registered polysomnographic technicians will monitor your:
- Air flow from your nose and mouth
- Body movements
- Heart rate
- Oxygen saturation
Most sleep studies take two nights to complete. Occasionally, there are disorders that may require additional studies. Our clinical team will determine if you need further studies or other procedures.