Sleep Disorders Center
Good sleep is important for good health. But according to the National
Sleep Foundation, 65% of Americans report that they do not get enough
sleep (most adults need six to eight hours).
EVALUATING YOUR SLEEP
Bozeman Health Sleep Disorders Center is a facility that specializes in
the evaluation of all disorders of wakefulness and sleep. Our Sleep Disorders
Center utilizes the most up-to-date equipment to test for sleep disorders
and conducts overnight sleep studies (polysomnographies) and Multiple
Sleep Latency Tests to provide physicians with the needed information
to make a correct diagnosis of the sleep problem. Our staff is highly
trained, sensitive to patients whose lives are often disrupted by their
sleep problems and dedicated to providing the best solutions available
that are customized to the needs of the individual.
We specialize in the evaluation of all disorders of wakefulness and sleep.
Our medical staff is board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
Our center utilizes technologically advanced equipment to test for sleep
disorders and conducts overnight sleep studies.
Sleep disorders and lack of sleep are not just annoyances; they are serious
problems. Those with sleep problems may think or move more slowly, make
more mistakes or have memory difficulties. These negative effects can
lead to poor job productivity and can be a contributing factor in motor
vehicle accidents, weight gain, heart problems, colds and flu.
Lack of sleep can also strain emotions, family and job relationships and
social encounters, and lead to greater health problems if left untreated.
At Bozeman Health Sleep Disorders Center, we diagnose and treat sleep disorders
so that each patient can enjoy better health and return to the activities
that are most important to them.
Common Sleep Disorders
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the upper air passage becomes
blocked during sleep and allows less air to reach the lungs. This can
be caused by relaxation of neck muscles, the tongue moving back in the
mouth or large tonsils. Common symptoms include snoring, sleepiness during
the day, dry mouth in the morning, and sometimes, pauses in breathing
witnessed by a bed partner. After diagnosis by an overnight sleep study,
a variety of treatments are available, including Continuous Positive Airway
Pressure (CPAP), surgery or dental devices. Left untreated, OSA can increase
the risk of heart disease, stroke and fatal car accidents.
PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT SYNDROME
Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome (PLMS) is the rhythmic jerking of legs
or occasionally arms at night that can disrupt sleep. Often this is associated
with the feeling of restless legs before going to sleep. Some patients
describe an electric sensation in legs, a persistent need to move the
legs to be comfortable or sometimes violent kicks. Many successful treatments
are available for this disorder and typically a sleep study is not needed.
Narcolepsy is the inability to stay awake at appropriate times and usually
begins during the teenage years. Unusual events like sleep paralysis are
associated with this disorder. Sleep studies are used to diagnose this
disorder and treatment is available.
Insomnia, or the inability to sleep or stay asleep can be very distressful,
especially when it persists over a long period of time. Behavioral therapies,
and occasionally medication, are often successful in treating insomnia.
More importantly, a detailed evaluation into the cause of the problem
is helpful to prevent further problems with sleeplessness.
Do you think you may have a sleep disorder? Take our
Sleep Quiz to find out.
Bozeman Health Sleep Disorders Center
905 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
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NOX-T3 portable sleep monitor patient hook-up.
This video provides patient instruction on how to hook up and wear their
NOX T3 portable sleep monitor prior to testing.