The Sleep Center consists of board certified staff that are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The Sleep Center was one of the first accredited sleep disorder centers in the State of Indiana. Both in-house sleep studies (polysomnograms) and home sleep studies are performed on the appropriate patients. The Center houses a dedicated CPAP clinic for those patients who are treated with positive airway pressure. The national average for CPAP compliance is only 43%. The Sleep Center’s compliance at the sleep clinic is near 90%.
The Sleep Center is also one of the few sleep centers in the state that will evaluate and take care of pediatric patients with sleep problems. Sleep exams are also available for people who work in the trucking and aviation industry. Sleep problems occur in over 60% of the population. Good sleep is required for optimum brain and body health.
There are approximately 100 different sleep disorders that, if not diagnosed accurately and treated properly, can cause the following symptoms: excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, mood disturbances, hypertension, heart disease such as heart attacks and/or congestive heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias, attention and concentration problems (looking much like ADD/ADHD in children), as well as glaucoma, memory problems, and sexual dysfunction.
Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of such sleep disorders will many times improve the patient’s symptoms, improving their activities of daily living and, in some patients, being able to reduce some of their medications that they may be on for the above-mentioned medical disorders that are associated with untreated sleep disorders.