About the practice
Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Left untreated, these can lead to health problems and reduced quality of life. The good news is that most sleep problems can be helped.
We specialize in identifying and treating sleep disorders of all kinds in adults and children. All care is highly individualized and focused on helping you get the sleep you need. And every step of the way, we’ll work closely with you and your primary care doctor.
Scope of care
We care for patients ages 6 and older.
- Office visits
- At-home sleep tests
- In-lab sleep tests
- Test results analysis
- Treatment planning
- Follow-up care
What to expect
During your first visit, you’ll meet with one of our specialists. They will go over your health history, ask you questions and do an exam. If a sleep study is needed, you’ll be given information about the test and how to prepare.
Sleep studies can be done in your home or at one of our two comfortable sleep labs. After the study, your doctor will go over the results with you and suggest treatment options. These may include medication, lifestyle changes, CPAP therapy and more.
ProHealth Sleep Services is proud to offer many kinds of sleep tests and diagnostic services. In every case, we help patients feel comfortable and confident. The information below will help you understand what a sleep study is and what to expect.
Many sleep disorders can’t be identified while you’re awake. A sleep study lets a doctor gather data while you’re sleeping and make an accurate diagnosis. Depending on your problem, a sleep study will be done at your home or a sleep lab.OR
An HST tests for sleep-related breathing problems. It records your breathing using a small device, which we’ll show you how to use during an office visit. After you complete the test, return the device to our office. We’ll set up an appointment to review your results.
To learn more, watch our HST instructional video, available in English and Spanish.OR
In-lab sleep studies are done in the comfort of a hotel room. Before you go to sleep, sensors that gather data will be placed on your head and body. Your doctor will use this information to diagnose your sleep problem.
There are two types of in-lab sleep tests:
- A polysomnogram (PSG) is used to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders. It’s usually done at night and monitors body functions. These include brain waves, eye movement and heart rate. A PSG can also be done during the day to meet the needs of shift workers.
- A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is used to diagnose excessive daytime sleepiness. This full-day test consists of five naps separated by two-hour breaks. It measures how long it takes you to fall asleep.
Once we order a sleep study for you, our testing partner will call you to set it up. We’ll also mail you a packet that includes forms and details about what to expect. If you haven’t received the packet one week before your study, please call us at 1-860-231-6130.
In addition, our staff will contact your insurance provider and get any necessary approvals.OR
We know how scary it can be for children to have a sleep test and be away from home. So we do everything we can to keep them comfortable. Our sleep labs have rooms with two queen-size beds. That way, one or both parents can be with the child the entire time.OR
It usually takes six business days for a doctor to get HST results. In-lab results can take up to 11 business days. Once we have your results, we’ll call you to schedule a follow-up appointment. This appointment usually takes 20 to 40 minutes.OR
Common sleep problems
The first step in treating a sleep disorder is figuring out what the problem is. Five of the most common types of sleep disorders are listed below.
Sleep apnea is a common and serious problem. It causes people to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Untreated, this can lead to high blood pressure and dangerous heart problems. There are three types of sleep apnea — obstructive, central and mixed.OR
Narcolepsy causes extreme sleepiness during the day. It can make you fall asleep without warning, even while driving. Many people with narcolepsy don’t know they have it. There is no known cure, but medications and lifestyle changes can help.OR
Now and then, almost everyone has a sleepless night. People with insomnia regularly have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. This can lead to illness, reduced quality of life and accidents. If insomnia makes it hard for you to do normal activities, see a doctor.OR
People with PLMD move their limbs without knowing it while sleeping. It can last a few minutes to an hour and be as small as moving the toes or involve both arms and legs. PLMD interrupts sleep, leading to fatigue, short attention span and reduced memory.OR
People with night terrors can experience fear and screaming while sleeping. Attacks usually last a few seconds to a few minutes. They can also lead to sleepwalking. When people with night terrors wake up, they often don’t remember what happened.OR