We know how important a good night’s sleep is in helping your body restore and function at its best. We also know that figuring out WHY you're not getting proper sleep is a difficult task. There are many reasons that may be keeping you from healthy rest, and your healthcare provider may recommend a sleep study to get to the root of the problem.
Our nationally-accredited program offers diagnostic testing for a variety of sleep disorders. After the study is complete, data is tabulated by a technologist and presented to a board-certified sleep physician for interpretation. The results are then sent back to your physician to discuss with you and share treatment options if they are necessary.
- Common Sleep Disorders
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- REM Behavior Disorder
What is a sleep study?
A sleep study is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that usually requires spending a night in one of Story Medical's sleep rooms. During the night various sleep patterns are monitored by a sleep technician. Our sleep rooms are spacious and ensure your comfort and privacy. Each room is outfitted to be as close to home as possible with a comforter for your bed, extra pillows, a sound machine/alarm clock and more. In addition, every room has a private bathroom and shower for your convenience.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Excessive daytime sleepiness. Generally, a “tired feeling” all the time.
- Morning headaches
- Loud snoring with periods of silence or “gasps”
- Dozing while driving
- Memory and/or judgment problems
- Personality changes
Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea
- Obesity: 20% or greater of ideal body weight
- Large neck girth
- Male gender
- Anatomic abnormalities such as large tonsil, adenoids, etc.
- Family history
- Alcohol or sedative use
- Lung disease
- Age greater than 65