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Sleep Center / Sleep Lab

An estimated 10% to 30% of adults snore. For most people, this has no serious medical consequences. However, for an estimated 5 in 100 people, loud snoring is the first indication of a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder. Our sleep study program educates patients about sleep disorders and helps many people in the community receive a better night's rest. Grateful patients have called the Unity Health - Sleep Center to say, “You have changed my life.”

Fully Accredited Diagnostic Sleep Center

The Unity Health - Sleep Center is a fully accredited diagnostic sleep center led by a board-certified sleep medicine doctor with a collaborative team of specialized nurses, nurse practitioners and a physician assistant that diagnose and treat all types of sleep disorders. Our team of sleep specialists have years of experience and a passion for helping their patients sleep better.

Symptoms and risks for sleep disorders include:

  • Anxiety
  • Atrial fibrillation (AFIB)
  • Awakening frequently
  • Cardiovascular changes
  • Chest pain at night
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Headaches in the morning
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Increased irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Night sweats
  • Pauses in breathing
  • Parasomnias
  • Snoring, gasping or coughing at night

Individuals at risk for sleep disorders may include:

  • Age >50
  • BMI >30
  • Family history
  • Neck circumference >16 for females
  • Neck circumference >17 for males

Most common sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Treatment may include:

  • Prescription medication
  • Prescription dental device
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine
  • Surgery is optional

If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, speak with your primary care provider about a visit to the Unity Health – Sleep Center.

During an appointment Unity Health – Sleep Center

Patients meet with our board-certified sleep medicine doctor to discuss their current sleep situation and other health concerns that could be related to sleep deprivation. The doctor will determine if an in- home sleep study or a sleep lab study should be scheduled. The patient may be referred to the Unity Health - Sleep Lab for an overnight sleep study. The sleep lab is located inside Unity Health – WCMC and features hotel-style rooms. It is accredited by the AASU (American Academy of Sleep Medicine). During a sleep study, a credentialed sleep technician monitors your brain waves, heartbeat, leg movements, muscle activity and breathing to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan. A follow up appointment is scheduled with a sleep specialist, and the patient is on their way to a better night’s sleep.

For more information, please call the sleep center at 501.278.2800.