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Sleep Disorders

The Diagnostic & Treatment Center's Sleep Disorders Center is a four-bed sleep center and is accredited through the Academy of Sleep Medicine. This sleep center is designed to diagnose, treat, and provide follow-up care for patients, of all ages, with a wide variety of sleep disorders.

The Sleep Disorders Center has an experienced team, led by a board-certified physician specializing in sleep medicine, and utilizes the latest digital technology allowing the team to focus on patients’ privacy and comfort while diagnosing their sleep problems.

The Sleep Disorders Center’s focus is entirely on you – our patient – and getting you a good night’s sleep.

To schedule a sleep appointment or for more information on The Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s Sleep Disorders Center, please call 715-393-1800.

Some of the more frequent testing procedures the Sleep Disorders Center provides are:

  1. Nighttime Sleep Study or Polysomnogram Study. This test monitors the patient's sleep during the night and records many various aspects of sleep, including brain waves which allow monitoring and assessing sleep, wakefulness and dream sleep. The study also monitors and evaluates snoring, respiratory and cardiac changes, along with muscle and body movement throughout the night. In the morning, it is explained to the patient what happened during the night, and assistance is provided to assure the correct follow-up care is available for the patient. During this nighttime procedure, if the patient is found to have obstructive sleep apnea, he or she will be placed on a corrective therapy called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP is a continuous flow of air through the airway that maintains the patient's airway for breathing. This is sometimes referred to as an “air splint” for the airway. The patient is continually monitored throughout the entire night to ensure safety and comfort.
  2. Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). This test, a smaller version of the nighttime test, is used to determine reasons for being excessively tired and sleepy during the day.
  3. Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT). This test is used to determine the patient’s ability to remain awake during the day under predetermined, standard conditions. This test is frequently required by the Department of Transportation.

Other, less common, sleep disorders tested for at the Sleep Disorders Center are:

  1. Narcolepsy – Uncontrolled sleep attacks during the day, along with sleeping 12 or more hours during the night
  2. Bruxism – Grinding of the teeth while sleeping
  3. Hypersomnia – Difficulty staying awake during the day, even though a good night's sleep was had
  4. Restless Leg Syndrome – Sensations of crawling, tingling or burning of the legs that prevent initiating or maintaining sleep
  5. Periodic Leg Movement – Recurrent leg movements during sleep that cause disrupted sleep

See www.sleepeducation.com and www.healthysleep.com, for further information on the following sleep issues/disorders:

  • CPAP
  • Sleep Walking
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Night Terrors
  • Shift Work
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring or Sleep Apnea
  • General information about sleep medicine