Most people need about seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel healthy and refreshed the next day.
At Granite Falls Health, our sleep professionals focus on helping patients identify and overcome their sleep disorders. Through clinical study, we will uncover specific sleep barriers, provide follow-up care to manage sleep disorders and help patients regain control of their daily lives.
Do I need a sleep study?
You may benefit from the attention of sleep medicine specialists if you:
- Feel your sleep isn’t satisfying
- Have trouble falling asleep or staying awake
- Walk, talk, moan, snore or grind your teeth during sleep
- Have been told your legs twitch or kick at night
- Lie awake at night feeling worried or anxious
- Awaken suddenly gasping for breath
- Feel extremely sleepy during the day
- Have sudden attacks of physical weakness
What to Expect
You’ll spend your typical sleeping period – night or day – in a comfortable, private room at one of Granite Falls Health homelike sleep labs. After you arrive, a technician will place sensors on your scalp, face, chest and limbs to monitor brain waves, snoring, muscle activity, heart rate and breathing as you sleep. A video camera may record your movements.
Treatment recommendations depend on your diagnosis.
Common sleep disorders include:
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), changing sleeping positions, using an oral device that holds the tongue or jaw forward, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, or getting surgery to remove adenoids, tonsils or nasal polyps or correct structural problems
Behavioral therapy and/or temporary use of medication
Lifestyle changes, such as taking naps during the day, and/or medication
Restless legs syndrome
Treatment of the underlying cause, such as peripheral neuropathy or diabetes, as well as dietary and lifestyle changes