Sleep Disorders Center
Did you know that sleep studies can be performed at Stoughton Hospital, close to home? Stoughton Hospital
Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and offers state-of-the-art services for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders for individuals three and older.
If you are having problems sleeping and your primary care physician decides you need further evaluation, you will be referred to a pulmonologist or neurologist who will determine if you need a sleep study.
Having a sleep study at Stoughton Hospital is like spending the night in a quiet and very comfortable bedroom much like in a hotel or your own home. During the sleep study, a specially trained sleep study technologist conducts tests with equipment that monitors brain waves, eye movements, breathing, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and muscle activity. Once complete, a physician specializing in sleep disorders will interpret the results of the study, diagnose the sleep problem and prescribe a treatment plan to help you get a good night’s sleep. Your primary care physician will also receive the results of your test.
Scheduling a sleep study at Stoughton Hospital is easy and it’s likely that you will be able to schedule a sleep study sooner here than at another facility.
Check your individual health insurance policy to see if it covers the costs of diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. For more information, please call the Stoughton Hospital Sleep Disorders Center at (608) 873-2210.
More Information About Sleep Disorders
The amount and quality of sleep you get at night dramatically affects how you feel the next day. For most people, nothing is more important than a good night’s sleep. Sleep restores energy and revitalizes the body.
Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep per night. You can determine your own sleep needs by evaluating your alertness during the day. With the demands and stresses of today’s society, many adults occasionally experience sleepless nights. That’s normal, but if you have had trouble sleeping for several weeks, you may need further evaluation.
Do You Need a Sleep Study?
If you can answer “Yes” to one or more of the following questions, you may be experiencing a sleep disorder. You should discuss your concern with your physician.
- Do you always feel sleepy during the day, even after a “full” night’s sleep?
- Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?
- Do you wake too early in the morning?
- Do you wake often during the night?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Are your legs restless or do your legs jerk while you sleep?
- Has anyone noticed you stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you wake suddenly gasping for breath or unable to breathe?
- Do you often walk or talk in your sleep?
- When falling asleep, do you feel paralyzed or unable to move?
- Do you have nightmares or hallucinate during waking hours?
- Do you feel you sleep too much?
- Do you wake with morning headaches?