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Helping You Get the Rest You Need

Proper sleep plays an important role in good health. If you’re one of the 40 million Americans affected by sleep disorders, you already know that sleep issues can negatively impact your quality of life. Even worse, chronic lack of sleep may intensify certain medical conditions, such as epilepsy, diabetes, and heart disease.

Let us help you get the rest you need.

Conditions We Treat

Sleeping problems often go undiagnosed and untreated. At Benefis, our sleep medicine specialist can diagnose and treat a variety of sleep-related conditions, including:

  • Excessive snoring – Noisy breathing during sleep
  • Sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea) – Breathing stops repeatedly during sleep
  • Insomnia – Inability to fall sleep or sleep well
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness – Can be caused by many factors

Sleep Disorders Diagnosis

To diagnose sleep disorders, we conduct a clinical assessment and sleep study to evaluate your sleep-wake cycle. This may require an overnight stay in Benefis' state-of-the-art sleep lab located on Central Campus.

Types of sleep studies include:

  • Polysomnography – Records your brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing, and eye and leg movements while you sleep
  • Multiple sleep latency test – Measures how quickly you fall asleep
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test – Measures how alert you are during the day
  • Actigraphy – Continuously measures your rest and activity over a period of time to determine your sleep patterns

Sleep Disorders Treatment

We use the latest approaches to treat sleep disorders. Common sleep disorder treatments include:

  • Medications – Such as sleeping pills, allergy treatments, or melatonin supplements
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) – Uses mild air pressure to keep airways open and treat sleep apnea
  • Oral appliances – Can help prevent teeth grinding and keep airways open during sleep
  • Bright light therapy – Can be used to treat circadian rhythm disorders
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy – Addresses mental factors that affect sleep

For some children with sleep disorders, surgeries – such as tonsillectomy or adenoid removal – can resolve sleep problems.

Our sleep specialist determines the cause of your symptoms and works with you to develop a treatment plan that offers you the best results.