Daytime sleepiness? Snore loudly? Problems staying asleep?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may suffer from a sleep disorder. And, as many of you know, without restful sleep, your body can't refresh itself. Your job performance, relationships, driving, and social activities can be affected.
Trinity Hospital of Augusta’s Sleep Lab is a dedicated center of excellence offering diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders. Our partnership with StartSmart Solutions, Inc., as well as board certified sleep physicians, positions our laboratory as one of the highest quality and most cost effective programs in the field of sleep disorders technology.
Trinity’s Sleep Lab provides patients with a team of professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders. It consists of modern and comfortable patient rooms that simulate the home setting while sleep studies are performed. An area with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment adjoins the room so that our experienced technicians can fully access the patient’s sleep pattern.
Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders and an outstanding ninety percent of those are undiagnosed. People who have sleep disorders may experience fatigue, irritability, depression, reduced concentration and memory, more frequent illnesses, lost productivity and workplace accidents or car crashes resulting from falling asleep on the job or at the wheel.
Common Sleep Disorders
Our sleep lab helps your physician diagnosis several types of sleep disorders including:
Some other sleep problems include sleepwalking, problems adjusting to shift work, body clock disorder and age-related changes in sleeping patterns.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, make an appointment to discuss it with your primary care physician. Sleep disorders are treatable. Sleep disorder evaluation appointments are usually made through physician referrals and should include all pertinent history, diagnoses, results of laboratory studies and consultative work.
Trinity Hospital of Augusta’s Sleep Lab accepts patients only through a physician’s referral. For more information on this service, please call 706-481-7600.