Sleep Disorder Centers
Take the online Epworth Sleepiness Test to see if you may have a Sleep Disorder.
The professional staff of LifeLine Partners Sleep Disorder Centers has successfully diagnosed and treated hundreds of patients for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and other types of sleep disorders. Several sleep tests are available, including General Diagnostics, CPAP/Titration, Split Night and Multiple Sleep Latency studies.
Our centers are nationally accredited by the
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and are under the direction of board certified sleep
specialists. We have a friendly, skilled staff, who is board registered in polysomnography
or registry eligible to include: RNs, Registered Respiratory Therapists, EEG
Technicians and other health care fields.
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Witnessed apneic episodes (Stop breathing during sleeping)
- Frequent awakenings
- Leg Jerks / Restless Leg Syndrome
- Falling asleep easily
- Difficulty maintaining sleep
- Pregnancy related sleep apnea due to uterine growth
- Post menopausal hormonal changes
- Recent weight gain or inability to lose weight
- Neck size of 16 inches or greater
are born with an internal clock that controls sleepiness and wakefulness. Its
called circadian rhythm. Sleep
apnea disrupts this rhythm and that can lead to excessive sleepiness, depression and other
serious health problems like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, loss of
memory and concentration. It can even disrupt the bodys endocrine and
immune systems that regulate the release of hormones to protect your body from disease.
Sleep experts recommend 7 to 9 hours per night of uninterrupted, consolidated
sleep. Lost sleep on a routine basis will accumulate a sleep debt that
can not be paid back by occasionally catching up on sleep.
If you have difficulty falling or
staying asleep at least 3 times a week you need to tell your doctor. The most common sleep disorder among Americans is
insomnia. Acute insomnia lasts less than a month and can be caused by
temporary stress, jet lag, or relationship issues. Chronic insomnia lasts more than
a month and can be primary, which is related to a physiological arousal like raised body
temperature, increased metabolism or brain activity. Co-morbid insomnia may be
related to cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, medications, respiratory illnesses,
or digestive disorders.