Insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep-related disorders affect more than your sleep at night. They can affect your days, threatening both your physical and emotional wellbeing. Sleep disorders are frustrating, as they leave a person tired and functioning poorly.
If left untreated, sleep disorders might increase a person’s chance of incurring other medical problems, such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart failure or stroke.
Common symptoms of sleep disorders
- Loud snoring
- Stopped breathing episodes during sleep
- Early morning headaches
- Daytime sleepiness – falling asleep watching television, while driving, or at work
- Tired all of the time
- Tingling in the legs during evenings or nights, interfering with sleep
- Difficulty sleeping
The good news is that sleep disorders are treatable. Community Westview’s Sleep Disorders Center can diagnose and treat the following sleep disorders.
Common conditions we treat
- Excessive sleepiness
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
- Sleep walking
- Sleep talking
- REM sleep behavior disorder
A night in the Sleep Center
If you are scheduled for a night test, you will receive a packet confirming your appointment with specific instructions on how to prepare for a night in the sleep center. Our staff will handle pre-registration and insurance pre-certification in advance of your arrival. Usually, you’ll check in around 8 p.m.
Depending on your sleep schedule, you may go to bed around 10 p.m. and sleep until awakened by a staff member around 6 a.m. Several monitors will be attached to you during the night and will record information while you sleep.
We also offer a sleep clinic once a week for patients with diagnosed or suspected sleep disorders. If you are experiencing sleep disorders, contact your primary care physician.
For more information on Community Westview Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center, call 317-920-7113.
Before your appointment, print and complete these forms and bring them with you to your Sleep Disorders Center appointment. Thank you.