Sleep Disorder Center
Everyone has a restless night now and then, but sleep disorders can deprive people of needed sleep night after night after night. Sleep disorders rob people of restful sleep and put them at increased risk for accidents and chronic medical conditions.
Two common types of sleep disorders are sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.
Sleep Apnea occurs when soft tissues at the back of the throat relax during sleep and close the airway, causing sufferers to stop breathing. It is also linked to chronic health problems like high blood pressure and heart disease.
You may suffer from sleep apnea if you:
- Feel sleepy during the day, even after you think you’ve had a good night’s rest.
- Have trouble staying focused and alert at home and work.
- Struggle to stay awake while driving.
- Wake suddenly in the night gasping for air.
- Wake up with heartburn.
- Are told by a loved one that you snore loudly and seem to stop breathing in your sleep.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder in which burning, creeping or tugging sensations in your legs cause you to move to try and relieve those feelings. Most people with RLS have difficulty sleeping or staying asleep.
An overnight stay at our Sleep Disorders Center can help diagnose these and other sleep problems and pinpoint effective treatment so you can get the rest you need.
Sleep Disorders Center at Edgerton Hospital:
- Our Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
- During a sleep study, our specially trained sleep technologists, called polysomnographers, monitor a patient’s breathing, heart and brain functions and body movements to identify possible sleep disorders.
- Most health insurance plans cover sleep studies and treatment.
Take our self-test to identify whether you might suffer from a sleep disorder.
For more information on the sleep studies available, please call Susan Kindschi at 608-884-1397.
Click here for more information about the Sleep Disorders Center and a self-test to identify whether you might suffer from a sleep disorder.