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Sleep Disorders Center
The Center for Sleep Disorders provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating adult and pediatric sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Our multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists includes neurologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists and oral/maxillofacial surgeons. A sleep study (called polysomnography) is sometimes needed for evaluation of problems such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, sleep-related epilepsy, periodic limb movement disorders and parasomnia.
Patients are evaluated in a comfortable, homelike private bedroom that is equipped with electronic devices for monitoring the patient’s physiological processes and an ultraviolet closed-circuit TV monitor for observing the patient’s sleep. Board-certified sleep technologists perform the study. Written and graphical reports with findings and treatment recommendations are prepared by board-certified sleep specialists and forwarded to the referring physician. Loyola’s Center for Sleep Disorders has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Evaluation and treatment of a wide range of sleep disorders is available, some of which include:
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, also known as insomnia
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Parasomnia, including sleepwalking, bruxism, sleep eating, REM behavior disorder
- Circadian rhythm disorder