Sleep studies outlined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine available at Upson’s Sleep Disorder Center include:
- Polysomnograph (PSG)
- Polysomnograph with CPAP or Bilevel
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT)
The center features a two-bed diagnostic facility with state-of-the-art digital equipment, individual suites with double beds and private baths, and nationally certified or registry eligible staff.
Upson’s Sleep Disorder Center frequently tests people with these symptoms:
- Excessive sleepiness
- Loud snoring
- Difficulty falling asleep
Common Sleep Disorders
The Sleep Disorders Center commonly treats these disorders:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea - This condition occurs when the airway is temporarily blocked, causing breathing to stop briefly during sleep. These episodes cause the person to partially wake up so that breathing can resume. Sleep apnea disrupts sleep patterns and can be hazardous to cardiovascular health.
- Narcolepsy - A neurological disorder that stems from the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Narcolepsy causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden sleep attacks.
- Periodic Leg Movements - A disorder causing limbs to twitch or jerk in clusters about every 20-40 minutes during sleep. An episode can last from a few minutes to several hours and prevent sound sleep.
- Insomnia - The inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. Upson’s Sleep Disorder Center schedules night, day and weekend hours to meet your individual needs.
Physician referral is required for Sleep Studies. For more information, call 706-647-8111 ext. 1456 or 1449.