The Covenant Health Sleep Centers specialize in diagnosing and treating sleep or wake disorders. Board-certified sleep physicians, experienced staff and nurses work to pinpoint and diagnose specific sleep issues and provide comprehensive treatment and follow-up care.
Sleep disorder treatment
Several Covenant Health hospitals staff and maintain state-of-the art sleep diagnostic facilities. A patient’s sleep study is performed in a special sleep room, comfortably designed to make the patient feel at home.
Tests involve one or two sessions of monitoring nighttime and, in some cases, daytime naps. Covenant Health Sleep Centers use a multidisciplinary approach to resolving sleep or wake disorders.
To see if you may have a sleep disorder, take a sleep quiz
Common sleep disorders
Typical signs of a sleep disorder include difficulty falling asleep at night, waking many times during the night, pauses in breathing while asleep, and fatigue during the day. The most common sleep disorders are:
- sleep apnea
- and restless leg syndrome
A sleep disorder can keep you up all night and leave you feeling groggy during the day. But it is more serious than that. Bad sleep can disrupt your quality of life and overall health. Unfortunately, many people never seek help or treatment.
Lack of sleep has been associated with increased risk of heart disease, weight gain, loss of motor skills, decreased attention and concentration. Sleepless nights have many causes and should not be ignored.
Sleep problems affect people of all ages, from children, to seniors. Although more than 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, many aren’t even aware of it. Patients often are referred to their physician for a sleep study because their snoring disrupted the sleep of others sleeping nearby, even though the ‘sleeper” wasn’t aware.
If you think that you or a loved one has a sleep problem, please talk to your doctor or contact the Covenant Health sleep center nearest you.