Sleep evaluation and treatment
Getting a Referral
The Sleep Center accepts patients referred by a physician as well as self-referred patients.
The Sleep Center staff collects the patient’s sleep habits and health history information. The Sleep Center physician working with the Sleep Center staff may recommend a sleep study called a polysomnogram, which is an overnight test to monitor sleep patterns, breathing and other functions. These overnight tests are performed in the Sleep Center’s private rooms located in the Physicians Office Center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. (See interactive map.)
Depending on the diagnosis, treatments can vary widely. The most common include Nasal CPAP (a device that improves breathing during sleep), surgery, weight loss, change of sleeping position, dental appliances and medication.
About Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is when a person stops breathing during sleep because his or her airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. OSA is the most common sleep problem in the United States, affecting nearly 10 percent of the population. Take our sleep apnea screening quiz.
What Happens if OSA is Not Treated?
If left untreated, OSA is known to cause:
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
- heart attack
- symptoms of depression
- excessive daytime sleepiness
For more information, please call St. Anthony’s Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) to schedule a sleep consultation with a sleep medicine physician.