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An estimated 85 million Americans have trouble falling asleep at night or have some kind of sleep disorder. And yet, it is estimated that only five percent of people with sleep disorders have sought treatment.
If you or a loved one has a sleep disorder, the treatment you may need is available right here in your community.
Sleep study environment
Your sleep study will be conducted in a private, home-like setting. During sleep testing, the activities that go on in your body while you are sleeping are monitored. Our staff records your sleep patterns from a separate room. The results of your study are made available to your doctor, who can help you decide on the best course of treatment. You may be asked to fill out our sleep questionnaire to help us better understand your sleep habits.
Sleep disorder symptoms
If you think you have a sleep disorder, your first step is to bring your concern to the attention of your primary care doctor. You may have a sleep disorder if you have one or more of the following:
- Loud, irregular snoring.
- Frequent leg twitching.
- Fatigue, tiredness or sleepiness.
- Unusual behaviors while sleeping.
- Witnessed apneas, choking or gasping.
- Unexplained or worsening heart failure or edema.
- Depression or difficulty concentrating at work.
- High blood pressure.
Visit the National Sleep Foundation to learn more about sleep disorders.
Full-service sleep center
The Bay Area Sleep Center offers a full range of services to evaluate, diagnose, treat and help you manage your sleep disorder. Sleep studies are interpreted by physicians who are experienced sleep specialists. The center is staffed by registered sleep technologists, respiratory therapists, nurses and EEG technologists.
The Bay Area Sleep Center is open both night and day to accommodate all types of sleep studies. The center can diagnose and treat patients of all ages. The center accepts all types of health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.
For more information or to schedule your sleep study, call BAMC today at 715.735.8070.