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Advanced Sleep Care in Virginia & West Virginia

A good night’s sleep is critical to your health, but sometimes good sleep can elude us. We may toss and turn, snore loudly, or wake up feeling unrefreshed—and sometimes we’re even more tired than before we went to bed. If sleep-related problems are negatively affecting your health and well-being, it may be time to visit an experienced Valley Health sleep medicine expert.

Common sleep disorders include:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): A condition in which breathing is interrupted during sleep for 10-30 seconds at a time. This often occurs repeatedly and can severely disrupt the patient’s quality of sleep.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome: This condition has been determined a neurological disorder. Its symptoms include unpleasant leg sensations and the urge to move the legs.
  • Narcolepsy: This condition is a disorder of the nervous system and consists of involuntary time periods of sleep occurring throughout the day as you work, drive, or talk.
  • Insomnia: A condition in which the patient has trouble staying asleep or going to sleep. Some may wake in the middle of the night or in the early morning.
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: A disorder in which a patient moves limbs involuntarily and periodically during sleep.
  • Hypersomnia: A variety of conditions in which a person feels excessively tired or sleeps longer than usual.
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: This condition causes a person to be very tired during the day, often because they did not get a good night’s rest due to one of the sleep disorders above.

Diagnosing Sleep Disorders: Valley Health Sleep Centers

Several Valley Health hospitals have a dedicated Sleep Center, where board-certified technologists monitor your sleep activity and use a collaborative team approach to diagnose your condition. Every location is designed to provide a comforting environment for patients undergoing a sleep study.

Tests to diagnose sleep disorders may include:

  • Polysomnogram, which records your brain waves, oxygen levels, breathing, heart rate, and movement of your eyes, arms, and legs while you sleep or try to sleep at night
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), where mild pressure from the CPAP prevents the airway from collapsing or becoming blocked
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test, which measures how long it takes you to fall asleep and what sleep stages you experience across multiple short daytime naps
  • Multiple Wakefulness Test, which measures your ability to stay awake

A Continuum of Sleep Medicine Care: Valley Health Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

For Primary Care expertise related to sleep disorders, turn to Valley Health Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists, located in Winchester, Virginia. This practice has board-certified experts in pulmonary, sleep and internal medicine, all offering advanced, personalized care to patients.

Respiratory and lung conditions can often cause or exacerbate sleep issues. Team members at Valley Health Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists offer a full complement of procedures for patients with acute and chronic lung disease, in addition to comprehensive pulmonary and respiratory testing.

Services include:

  • Evaluation for Home Oxygen to see if you’re qualified for oxygen
  • Thoracentesis to remove fluid or air from the lungs
  • Flexible Diagnostic Bronchoscopy to view your respiratory system
  • Relief of Airway Obstruction (benign or malignant)
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty to heat the tissue and treat asthma
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound for evaluation of lung mass, diagnosis of lung cancer and staging
  • Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy for diagnosis of pulmonary nodules
  • Robotic Assisted Bronchoscopy for pulmonary nodules

Receive the Care You Need

No matter what may be causing your sleep issues, Valley Health sleep medicine experts can help. Our goal is to restore your sleep routine so you can improve your health and well-being—and we won’t rest until you do. Contact a provider or location offering these services today!

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