The Sleep Disorder Center
The sleep Disorder Center at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital features nationally acclaimed sleep specialist Dr. James Geyer. Utilizing our in-lab sleep study, known as polysomnogramy, Dr. Geyer will conduct a complete evaluation of your sleep. You will be required to stay overnight at our sleep center. Our Sleep Disorder Center offers area residents a better chance to sleep.
What is Sleep Study?
An in-lab sleep study (polysomnogramy) records your brain waves, heartbeats and breathing as you sleep. It also charts your eye movements, limb movements and oxygen in your blood. This data will help Dr. Geyer make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
How do I know if I may have a sleep disorder?
- Have trouble falling asleep?
- Have morning headaches?
- Have trouble staying awake during the day?
- Have vivid dreams?
- Wake up during the night and can’t go back to sleep?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. Contact your physician if you think you might need a sleep study.
Why would I need a sleep study?
Physicians may recommend a sleep study to:
- Test for sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea
- Evaluate behaviors during sleep
- Titrate or calibrate the levels of continuous positive airway pressure in patients who receive cpap therapy for sleep related breathing disorders
- Determine why treatment for a sleep disorder is not working.
An in-lab sleep study is the way to ensure that you have the proper diagnosis for a sleep disorder. Speak with your health care provider if you think you might need a sleep study.
Sleep disorders disrupt and disturb the overall quality of life for more than 70 million Americans every year. These disorders can affect all ages, from young Americans to senior citizens, and people form all walks of life. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the center's personnel are trained to evaluate your sleep patterns in a comfortable, home-like setting. If you, or someone you know are suffering from a sleep related disorder, please schedule an appointment.