Treatment for Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Sleep Apnea and More
About 120 million Americans suffer from a sleep disturbance or a sleep disorder. Most don't know they have it. Whether it's sleep apnea, snoring, or restless legs, sleep problems, sleep disorders can wreck your job and quality of life. They cause chronic fatigue, drowsiness, also increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. SVMC can test you for sleep problems to help you get the sleep you need.
Take our Sleep Quiz to find out if you should consider talking to your doctor about your sleep.
How do you get an appointment for a sleep evaluation?
A sleep study requires a physician’s order. If you think you need a sleep study, ask your primary care provider for a referral to our sleep lab. To schedule an appointment, you also may need pre-approval from your insurance company. Your physician’s office staff should be able to help you.
What should you expect during testing?
Testing is painless and takes place overnight in a comfortable room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Electrodes and sensors will be placed on your face, in your hairline, on your neck, on your chest and on your legs. You will have time before the test begins to relax and to read a book or to watch television. Generally, the test starts around 11 p.m. Throughout the night, a specially trained sleep technician will monitor your sleep using state-of-the-art testing equipment. You will be awakened between 5:15 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
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