Sleep Disorders Center
Some people simply find it difficult to relax after a hard day at work or at home, while others struggle to understand why they can't fall asleep.
Many of these same people suffer from common problems known as sleep disorders.
About the Sleep Disorders Center
The Sleep Disorders Center at Baptist Health La Grange is managed by the Sleep Disorders Center at Baptist Health Louisville, which is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The professional staff includes registered polysomnographic technologists with experience in sleep disorders diagnosis and treatment.
Each suite in the newly-renovated center has a comfortable, queen-size bed, flat-screen cable television, shower and restroom facilities -- all of the conveniences of being at home, in a quiet, restful environment.
For more information on sleep disorders, check out the Health Encyclopedia, or call the Baptist Health La Grange Sleep Disorders Center at (502) 222-8687.
And don't forget, online registration is available (register at least 24 hours prior to the procedure or test).
What are sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders can disrupt the amount and quality of sleep a person receives. They can be caused by any number of things, including stress at home or work, or a sudden change in the amount of sleep a person gets, a change in daily schedule or other physical factors.
Sleep disorders can affect how a person thinks, works, drives a car or any other daily activity, decreasing the quality of life. In fact, sleep disorders can be fatal if left untreated.
There are nearly 100 different known sleep disorders, each with different symptoms. Many can be treated with the help of highly trained healthcare professionals. The most common of these sleep disorders are: snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and periodic limb movement.
What happens on my first visit?
The Sleep Disorders Center is designed to help people discover the cause of their sleeplessness, and determine the most effective treatment options available to them.
The first visit is a consultation appointment with a physician who is board certified in sleep medicine. The initial consultation may require a referral from a primary care physician before scheduling an appointment. Information about sleep and medical history is gathered. Bed-partners are encouraged to share any symptoms or behaviors they have noticed, which can be very helpful to physicians when diagnosing a disorder. All information will be reviewed with you, and a staff physician will determine if sleep testing is needed.
What if I need sleep testing?
The Sleep Disorders Center provides four comfortable, quiet and relaxing private sleeping suites featuring sophisticated equipment for monitoring sleep stages, breathing patterns, heart activity, blood oxygen levels and body movements.
If a sleep study is required, you will be scheduled during your normal sleeping period to undergo testing in the center. (Daytime studies are done at Baptist Health Louisville.) You may also be asked to stay for additional testing and evaluation.
What if I have a sleep disorder?
Most sleep disorders can be effectively treated. The specialists at the Sleep Disorders Center will evaluate test results and treatment recommendations will be discussed with you and your primary care physician for long-term care.
Click here for a quiz to help determine if you might have a sleep disorder.