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    Center for Sleep Medicine and Neuro Diagnostics
    Sleep studies are usually done to see if a person - children and adults - has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep studies can be done during the day or at home. The patient is connected to monitoring equipment and is monitored sleeping throughout a specified time period.

    For more information on how you may benefit from a sleep study, visit with your physician and call our staff at 712-264-8300 ext. 6399.


    Sleep disorders most frequently recognized and treated in the Sleep Center:

     


    Snoring and Sleep Apnea (brief pauses of breathing during sleep). Often associated with loud snoring, snorting and gasping for breath. Sleep apnea can result in daytime sleepiness, depressions, and cardiovascular problems.

    Hypersomnolence (struggling to stay awake during the day). Reduced productivity at school or work; memory or concentration problems.

    Narcolepsy (sleep attacks). Sudden muscular weakness in responce to strong emotion which may include brief paralysus upon falling asleep or waking up.

    Insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep). Waking earlier than desired. Insomnia can be caused by a number of medical or behavioral factors such as stress, tension, shift-work or poor sleep habits.

    Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Discorder (uncomfortable sensations in the legs near sleep time). Sometimes described as a creepy crawly feeling. Legs and arms may move or jerk involuntarily during sleep.

    Parasomnias such as Sleepwalking, Night Terrors, Sleep Related Violence, Sleep Eating. These are unwanted behaviors that occur when the brain is partially asleep.



    Childhood Sleep Disorders

    The Sleep Center works with physicans who refer children to the Sleep Center for thes teating of sleep-related symptoms which are not only a problem for the young patient, but the entire family.

     

     Sleep apnea affects children as well as adults, causing symptoms ranging from snoring, bedwetting and trouble sleeping to hyperactivity and ADHD-like behavior problems.

     

    The care of children with sleep disorders demands special expertise. There are a variety pf pediatric sleep disorders, many of which exhibit symptoms such as:

     

    Snoring or noisy breathing during sleep

    Execessive daytiem sleepiness

    Attention deficit hyperactivity

    Irritability during the day

    School difficulties

    "Odd" sleep behaviors

     

    These symptoms may indicate the need for a sleep study to diagnose a childhood sleep disporder.

     




    Informational Sleep Center Brochures
        Sleep Hygiene
        Sleep Center: Identifying Sleep Disorders
        Sleep Center Booklet

    How Sleepy Are You?

        Take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale


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