Sleep Disorders Center
Help for the Weary, Rest Assured!
The Sleep Disorders and Neurodiagnostic Center at Jennie Stuart Health is a four-bedroom, state-of-the-art facility that is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Sleep Center is equipped with modern computer monitoring systems and is staffed by registered polysomnographers and respiratory therapists. Your sleep study is interpreted by a staff physician with expertise in sleep disorders.
At Jennie Stuart Health, our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community we serve. Specifically at the Sleep Disorders Center, we've gone to great lengths to provide the comforts of home in an attractive and inviting setting.
Patients may unwind as they would at home. Each patient's room is private and equipped with a comfortable bed and private bath.
It's More Than Your Snore!
Snoring is not always just a normal, annoying occurrence. Snoring may be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea have pauses in breathing during sleep that end with arousals, which may interrupt a good, refreshing sleep. More than 90 types of sleep disorders have been identified. Common sleep disorders include:
The most common sleep related problem, insomnia, is characterized by difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. It can be a symptom of other sleep disorders or a condition itself. Depression and pain frequently aggravate this condition.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
OSA affects over 18 million Americans. Loud snoring and blockage of the airway occur with this disorder, resulting in a drop in oxygen levels and arousals in sleep. These episodes can occur hundreds of times during sleep. Left untreated, OSA can increase the risk of weight gain, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and fatigue-related accidents.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
This is a disagreeable feeling in the legs that can only be relieved by moving them. This most often occurs at night and can delay the onset of sleep.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder of neurological origin, characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. It can begin at any age and continue throughout life. It frequently becomes noticeable during the teens or early twenties, but it can appear in later years. Heredity seems to predisposition many people to the disorder. Narcolepsy is believed to affect approximately one in 1,000 people of both sexes and all races. It is not degenerative. People with narcolepsy can expect to live a normal life span.
Parasomnias are disorders characterized by undesirable motor, verbal, or experiential phenomenon occurring in association with sleep, specific stages of sleep, or sleep-awake transition phases. Parasomnias may be categorized as (1) primary parasomnias, which are the disorders of sleep states and are further classified according to the sleep state of origin, rapid eye movement (REM), or non-rapid eye movement (NREM), or (2) secondary parasomnias, which are disorders of other organ systems that may manifest during sleep, such as seizures, respiratory dyskinesias, arrhythmias, and gastro esophageal reflux.
We Can Help
The medical director of our Sleep Disorders and Neurodiagnostic Center is board-certified internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care specialist Manor Majmudar, MD. We are located on Level One of the Doctors Pavilion, 1724 Kenton St., on the Jennie Stuart Health campus. For more information, call (270) 887-6883.