Sleep Disorders and Treatment

Also known as: Sleep Medicine, Sleep Study, Sleep Health

Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively. Providence sleep medicine providers can help your doctor determine exactly what factors are preventing you from getting a great night’s sleep.

How we diagnose a sleep disorder

Often, the first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder is a sleep study. This involves spending a night at our center so we can observe your sleeping patterns.

You may be asked to keep a log of your sleep patterns for several days. A physician will evaluate the information and may decide that specialized testing is needed to verify a suspected condition.

Many people come to a sleep center or sleep lab for an overnight study called a polysomnograph. Body functions are painlessly measured (including sleep patterns, brain wave and heart activity, and leg and eye movement) while you sleep in a private room. You can bring familiar items to make you comfortable.

Some patients who suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness may also participate in similar daytime studies involving a series of nap sessions every two hours.

Personalized treatment plan

If your sleep study confirms a sleep disorder, our experienced staff tailors treatment plan just for you. 

Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively, but only once the condition has been thoroughly and accurately diagnosed. To learn more about the possible symptoms and treatment of your particular sleep disorder, consult your physician, or contact us.


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