The Sleep Disorder Center
The Whit Sleep Center utilizes in-lab testing known as a polysomnogramy. You will be required to stay overnight at our sleep center. Our Sleep 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 the sleep specialists make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Why would I need a sleep study?
Do you snore or have trouble staying awake during the day?
- Test for sleep-related breathing disorders including sleep apnea
- Test for movement disorders
- Titrate or calibrate the levels of continuous positive airway pressure in patients who receive cpap therapy for sleep related breathing disorders
- Assist in lowering blood pressure and prevention of heart disease
- Prevent strokes
- Assist with weight loss
Physicians may recommend a sleep study to:
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 millions of 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.