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: RN’s, Registered Respiratory Therapists, EEG Technicians and other health care fields.

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You may need a Sleep Study if you experience any of the following symptoms:

- Snoring

- 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

- Morning Headaches

- Pediatric ADD, Irritability or maxiofacial abnormalities

- Sleep/Wake Cycles

Humans are born with an internal clock that controls sleepiness and wakefulness.  It’s called circadian rhythmSleep 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 body’s 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.

- Insomnia

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.

Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to serious health risks including, but not limited to hypertension, congestive heart failure and depression. If you consistently experience any of the above symptoms and suspect that you have a sleep disorder, please consult your physician for a sleep study referral. Once you have have received your referral, simply contact the LifeLine Partners clinic closest to you and be on your way to improved sleep and health.