The CTMC Sleep Improvement Center offers comprehensive sleep study services featuring state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment monitored by some of the areas leading sleep specialists, all located in a private home-like setting. The Center is located across the street from CTMC’s Hospital campus in the Vista Complex, Building 2, 1340 Wonder World Drive.
For more information about our services, or to find out how to schedule a sleep study, call 512-753-3612.
What is a sleep disorder?
If you’ve been experiencing difficulty sleeping, you may simply need to adjust your sleep habits and sleeping environment, or there could be a more serious cause. To find out about your sleep-related problem, you may need to undergo a sleep study.
Consequences of sleep disorders can include:
· Cardiovascular/neurological problems
· Increased risk of stroke
· Increased risk of anxiety/depression
· Increased risk of obesity/diabetes
· Increased irritability/unhappiness
· Eroded work performance
· Strain on personal relationships
· Increased work accidents/car accidents
63% of adults don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep needed for good health, safety and optimum performance.
Am I at risk?
If you have 3 or more of the following symptoms, your doctor may want to order a sleep study to diagnose possible Sleep Apnea, which frequently causes someone to stop breathing. This can happen hundreds of times per night while you sleep and you may not even be aware it is happening.
· Been told that you snore?
· Stopped breathing while asleep?
· Gained a lot of weight lately?
· Been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
· Experienced fatigue during the day?
· Suffered from morning headaches?
· Lost interest in sexual activities?
· Experienced excessive sweating during the night?
· Woken suddenly unable to breathe?
· Had a change in your personality recently?
0-7: It is unlikely that you are abnormally sleepy.
8-9: You have an average amount of daytime sleepiness.
10-15: You may be excessively sleepy depending on the situation. You may want to consider seeking medical attention.
For more sleep resources, please see the links below:
- American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), www.aarc.org
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), www.aasmnet.org
- American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), www.chestnet.org
- American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), www.sleepapnea.org
- American Thoracic Society (ATS), www.thoracic.org
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), www.nhlbi.nih.gov
- National Sleep Foundation (NSF), www.sleepfoundation.org
- Your Lung Health, www.yourlunghealth.org