Neurodiagnostic/Sleep Disorders Center
Good sleep is important for good health. Sleep disorders and lack of sleep are not just annoyances; they are serious problems and can lead to poor job productivity and can be a contributing factor in motor vehicle accidents, weight gain, heart problems, colds and flu. Poor sleep can also strain family and job relationships, social encounters and lead to greater health problems if left untreated.
The Sleep Center's state-of-the-art technology and board-certified sleep physicians have given thousands a higher quality of life. We offer overnight and daytime testing which is performed on an outpatient basis, seven days a week. Testing is painless and non-invasive. You will enjoy a comfortable private room equipped with a Comfort Select Sleep Number® bed, TV/DVD player and a private bath. Our equipment and monitors are located in the central control room so as not to disrupt your sleep. The data we gather while you sleep includes brain activity, muscle tone, heart rate, breathing patterns, airflow, oxygen levels, leg movements and snoring.
Our facility offers neurological testing as well. These test help aid in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases such as seizure disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), carpal tunnel and neuropathy. Our Neurology lab is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Electroencephlagram (EEG) An EEG test measures brain wave activity and is used to help diagnose and treat neurological disorders, including headaches and dizziness, seizure disorders, epilepsy, altered mental states, strokes and degenerative brain disorders. A neurology technician will apply electrodes to the patient’s scalp to obtain the electrical signals from the brain. The technician will then monitor the patient’s brain waves for a period of time.
Electromyogram (EMG) An EMG test evaluates muscle function. This test measures the electrical activity in nerves and muscles and helps to detect any disorders. An EMG is used to help diagnose and treat disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and neuropathy.
Evoked Potential (EP) This test records the electrical activity from the brain, spinal nerves and sensory receptors as they respond to external stimulation. It is used to diagnose and treat multiple sclerosis, brain tumors or lesions, Guillain-Barré Syndrome and other diseases.
Long Term EEG and Video Monitoring (LTVM) – During this test, a patient stays at the hospital to receive an extended EEG. While wearing electrodes, the patient stays in a room with a video camera. This allows the physician to witness all seizure-like activity and monitor the patient’s brain waves at the time of the episodes.
Patients are generally referred to the Sleep Disorders Center by a primary care physician. If you think you might have a sleep disorder, talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment.