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Sleep Disorders Center

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Facts About Sleep Disorders

Symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep questionnaire
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Catching ZZSDid you know a Sleep Disorder can put you at greater risk than just losing a good night's sleep? Sleep Disorders dramatically increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Sleep Disorder symptoms include snoring, fatigue, daytime sleepiness, forgetfulness and lack of concentration. CRMC takes Sleep Disorders to heart to keep your heart healthy.

Dr. Nabhane, M.D.
Medical Director: Gracia Nabhane, M.D, D. ABSM

At the CRMC Sleep Disorders Center, our goal is to help you get the sleep you need. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders under the medical direction of sleep specialist Gracia Nabhane, M.D, Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

During a sleep study specialized equipment is used to monitor oxygen saturation, EEG activity, EMG activity, Respiratory effort, Nasal/oral airflow and snoring. Types of tests include Polysomnography, Split night studies, CPAP titration studies, Multi Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) and Maintenance/Wakefulness Test (MWT).


Hotel-like Rooms
All sleep studies are conducted in peaceful, hotel-like sleep suites to provide the best possible environment for rest. In addition to adult sleep studies the Sleep Disorders Center also provides sleep studies for pediatric patients. The pediatric testing room is warm and inviting for our pint sized guests. Our staff make every effort to make all patients, adults and kids alike, as comfortable as possible.

 

 

MonitorStaff Information

The Sleep Disorders Center staff has over 12 years experience working with physicians to diagnose sleep disorders. Staffed with technologists, expertly trained in their field, the center is equipped with the latest technology to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

 

 



Facts About Sleep

  • An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder
  • One in five adults fail to get enough sleep
  • About 80-90% of adults with OSA remain undiagnosed
  • There are at least 84 disorders of sleep and wakefulness that can lead to lowered quality of life and reduced personal health
  • One in three people have insomnia at some point in his/her life
  • Narcolepsy affects as many as 200,000 Americans, with fewer than 50,000 diagnosed
  • Restless Legs Syndrome may affect as many as 10% of Americans

Symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea:

  • Loud snoring
  • Breathing pauses during sleep with loud snorts/gasps as breathing resumes
  • Daytime sleepiness, especially in situations such as reading, watching television, highway driving or after meals
  • Headache, dry mouth, or sore throat upon awakening
  • Shortness of breath during the night Woman Sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day or irritability
  • Increased tiredness and fatigue

Sleep questionnaire

    1. Have you been told you snore?
    2. Has anyone said you stop breathing when you sleep?
    3. Do you ever wake from your sleep short of breath or have a choking feeling?
    4. Do you have vivid memories of dreams?
    5. Are you overweight?
    6. Do you wake up in the morning with a headache?
    7. Do you have trouble staying awake while watching TV, reading a book, or while driving or riding in a car?
    8. Do you have elevated blood pressure?
    9. Do you awaken from sleep with a racing heart?
    10. Have you ever been told that you kick a lot when sleeping?
    11. Have you been told that you sleepwalk or have nightmares that you do not awake from?
    12. Do you have a history of heartburn or reflux?

If you responded "yes" to 4 or more questions, then you may be at risk for a sleep disorder.
You may benefit greatly from a consultation with your physician.

Contact

Address: 1125 Madison Street
              Jefferson City, MO 65101

Directions to Capital Region Sleep Disorders Center

Phone: (573)632-5394
Fax: (573)632-5973

If you have questions, call (573)632-5394 or email Anita Clark at aclark@mail.crmc.org

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