Do I Need a Sleep Study?

Do I Need a Sleep Study?


 

There are many symptoms associated with sleep problems. Some symptoms are more obviously indicative of a sleep disorder such as trouble falling or staying asleep, loud snoring, low energy levels or problems with staying awake during the day.  If you think you may be suffering with a sleep problem or are experiencing extreme daytime sleepiness, try taking one of our self-assessment questionnaires:  How Well Do You Sleep” and/or “Do you Suffer from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness?”.

Getting help with your sleep problem is an easy process, just visit your family doctor, primary care practitioner or Walk-In Clinic and ask for a referral to our sleep lab.  Your Doctor can retrieve a referral form from our website under “Physician’s Corner”or by clicking here.  Once we receive the referral, our friendly office will contact you to schedule an overnight sleep study (if warranted) and a follow-up consultation at your convenience.  We schedule sleep studies seven nights a week.  During the follow-up office visit, you will discuss the results and recommendations for treatment with one of our sleep specialists.  Depending on the results and treatment decided upon; you may or may not need further appointments.

There are other types of symptoms that indicate an underlying sleep problem. Many medical conditions that are difficult to treat or have an unexplained history are associated with sleep disorders.  Treating an underlying sleep problem often improves the prognosis of other medical conditions.

Do you experience or suffer from these symptoms, conditions or disorders:

  • Obesity or difficulty losing weight
  • Mood Disorders such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks and/or stress
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Disorder and dependency on pain medication
  • Difficult to control Hypertension
  • Difficult to control Diabetes
  • Head Injury without optimal recovery
  • (Unexplained) history of Cardiac Problems, Stroke
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents due to Falling Asleep
  • Recurrent headaches, especially upon awakening
  • Difficulty with memory and concentration
  • Frequent nocturnal urination
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Unexplained shortness of breath
  • History of alcohol or substance abuse

If you are suffering from any of the above, ask your Doctor for a referral to our clinic.