Sleep Medicine Center
Do you wake up feeling tired even though you slept all night?
If you are waking up in the night, snoring, gasping for breath, or experiencing daytime fatigue you may want to ask your doctor about a sleep study. Sleep difficulties could pose a threat to your health.
The Sleep Center at Helena Regional Hospital Medical Center specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, snoring, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movements. Sleep apnea is a common, treatable sleep disorder that can have serious consequences such as heart attack, stroke, and acid reflux if left untreated.
A sleep study monitors your sleeping patterns to determine why you may be having problems. Your doctor may suggest this treatment if you experience long-term sleeplessness or other recurring problems.
Hospital Sleep Study
At The Sleep Center, located on the campus of Helena Regional Medical Center, you will enjoy more of a hotel-type experience. Each room features a King bed, private bathroom, and cable television.
For your study, you may be required to spend the night (or occasionally two nights) during which your sleep is monitored. Treatment recommendations will then be made by the sleep specialist. After your study the physician determines if a sleep disorder is present.
Evening studies are performed between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., but can be arranged for daytime hours to accommodate varied work schedules. Evaluations are flexible and can be conducted using TeleHealth Services. The Sleep Center sees patients age 18 years and up.
At-Home Sleep Study
If you are referred to be tested for sleep apnea, you may have the option of using a portable sleep lab that can be administered in the comfort of your home.