Fact: More than 70 million people in this country suffer from a sleep disorder.
The Center for Sleep Disorders wants to help you get a good night’s sleep. The Center diagnoses sleep disorders through polysomnography (PSG), a procedure that monitors and records blood oxygen levels, heart and respiration patterns, sleep stages and body movements. A Polysomnogram is commonly used to diagnose a variety of conditions such as Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnias, nocturnal seizures, etc. The Center evaluates the sleeping functions of the body to determine the causes preventing normal, restful sleep.
Good Shepherd’s Center for Sleep Disorders is a four-bed facility located in Medical Plaza III. The technologically-advanced center provides spacious rooms, with separate climate control, cable television and comfortable beds. The facility uses new BiologicTM equipment, and registered technologists are onsite conducting studies. A board certified sleep medicine physician is available and specializes in all aspects of care for the sleep disorder patient.
Lack of sleep affects not only your energy level but also your mental and social functioning. Sleep deprivation over prolonged periods cause psychological disturbances in normal persons. Sleep disorders are of various kinds and may be the result of physical conditions, stress, or other factors.
Sleep Disorders in Children
Sleep problems are one of the most common concerns for parents. In fact, sleep problems have been estimated to affect 25 percent of children. Sleep is important for physical, mental and emotional growth in children. Both the quality and the quantity of your child’s sleep are important.
Good Shepherd’s Center for Sleep Disorders provides pediatric sleep studies for children as early as newborns. Our experienced, registered technologists provide a friendly and safe environment for your child’s sleep needs. A board certified sleep medicine physician is available and specializes in all aspects of care of the sleep disorder patient.
A number of treatments for sleep disorders are available. Physician referral is required for individuals to be evaluated at the Center. Daytime studies are available for patients with restrictive work schedules. Pre-registration is required.
For more information on Sleep Disorders and Good Shepherd’s Center for Sleep Disorders, call the Good Shepherd Healthy Hotline at (903) 315-4747 or 1-888-784-4747.