May is Better Sleep Month
St. Joseph Hospital has a Center for Sleep Medicine!
The Center diagnoses and treats a range of sleep disorders including obstructive and central sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder. Tests are performed in our comfortable, four-bedroom Sleep Center near St. Joseph Hospital. Each patient bedroom is designed to simulate a home atmosphere, complete with remote control television. If you have a wireless device such as a laptop or tablet, we also offer free guest wi-fi service. During sleep, state-of-the-art equipment monitors each patient’s EKG, brain wave activity, breathing and other vital signs. Once a polysomnogram (sleep study) is completed, results are interpreted by a physician who will make treatment recommendations to the patient’s referring physician.
We offer a physician-prescribed CPAP Desensitization Clinic to help patients using CPAP to maximize their comfort level with their therapy. Patients or their physicians can call us for more information about this service.
Home Sleep Testing
Our Sleep Center also offers in-home sleep studies for patients who are uncomfortable sleeping away from home. The Sleep Center provides the highest level of in-home sleep technology available. A patient simply visits the Sleep Center to receive the instructions and monitors and then heads home to sleep.
Tour Our Sleep Center and Learn What We Do!
If you suspect you may have a sleep disorder, we invite you to come in to our Sleep Center for a tour! Our comfortable four-bed Center for Sleep Medicine is dedicated to diagnosing and treating the reasons you’re not sleeping well…and we’re available to show you around any weekday during normal business hours. Just call ahead at 907-1774 to schedule a time and date to come in for your tour and meet our staff. We are located at 268 Center Street in Bangor, just down the street from the Center Street entrance to St. Joseph Hospital.
If you suffer from fatigue during the day, depression, mood swings or excessive snoring, a sleep disorder could be a contributing factor. You could qualify for a sleep study if you doctor recommends one.
In our Sleep Center, you will spend the night in a relaxed, comfortable room designed to simulate a home atmosphere, complete with remote control TV. If you have a wireless device such as a laptop or tablet, we also offer free guest wi-fi service. During the night while you sleep, state-of-the-art technology constantly records all your vital signs and brain wave activity under the supervision of a sleep study technologist. Once your study is completed, results are interpreted by a physician who will make treatment recommendations to your referring physician. You could be well on your way to a good night’s sleep again!
If you want to arrange for a tour of our Sleep Center,
please give us a call at 907-1774.
Sleep Tips from the National Sleep Foundation