Saint Agnes Hospital

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Sleep Center

Healthy Sleep for a Healthy Life

Sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body. However, a number of factors may be standing between you and a good night’s rest. At Saint Agnes Hospital our sleep specialists use advanced technologies to evaluate and diagnose the problem—so you can finally relax and get some sleep. To learn more about the Sleep Center at Saint Agnes Hospital call 410-368-3245.

An Accurate Diagnosis for Effective treatment

There are many types of sleep disorders that can result in poor, quality and non-restorative sleep. The end result is that you are tired and fatigued during the day. This can effect your daytime performance, lead to increased accidents and for children, effect their performance in school. Sleep deprivation and poor sleep have significant consequences and have been associated with decreased life expectancy.

Common Sleep Disorders include: snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) and idopathic hypersomnia.

At the Saint Agnes Sleep Center we have a team of certified sleep specialist with backgrounds in pulmonary, neurology and integrative medicine to help diagnose, as well as treat all of your sleep problems.


Pediatric Sleep Studies

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all children or adolescents who snore regularly should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).  Our newly renovated sleep center includes a sleep lab designed specifically for children and adolescents.  Sleep apnea in children is different than in adults- it often manifest with hyperactivity and behavioral problems. These behavioral problems may manifest themselves as irritability, lack of concentration, easy distractibility, and acting out which can lead to problems at school. Additionally, many children with OSA are not overweight. Snoring and noisy breathing is never normal; in children. Other things to look for which may increase the concern for possible sleep apnea in children include:

  • Excessive day time sleepiness
  • Failure to thrive
  • Bed wetting
  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • Mouth breathing
  • Restless sleep
  • Sleep walking or night terrors

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea in the pediatric population has been associated with:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Poor growth 
  • Developmental delays


We also manage and treat patients with RLS, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnia, nocturnal seizures, REM sleep behavior disorder, Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia, central sleep apnea and obesity hypoventilatory syndrome.



 

Our Specialists

Kala Davis-McDonald, M.D.
Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

Marian LaMonte, M.D.
Neurology & Sleep Medicine

Mohammed Pathan, M.D.
Neurology & Sleep Medicine

Zhaoming Chen, M.D.
Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Acupuncture

Catherine Griffin, M.D.
Neurology & Sleep Medicine

 

FULL SERVICE SLEEP TESTING

  • Polysomnogram (PSG)
  • Split night studies
  • Multi Sleep Latency Test
  • Maintenance Wakefulness Test
  • CPAP/Bi-level Titration Studies

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)

Sleep apnea has been linked to increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and sudden death. For patients who have congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, treatment of underlying sleep apnea has been associated with improved outcomes in the treatment of their underlying cardiac disease. Sleep apnea and untreated sleep problems resulting in sleep deprivation have been associated with depression, mood disorders and reduced life expectancy.
Anyone can develop OSA, and the symptoms can vary from person-to-person, increase with age, and have different levels of severity. Common symptoms of OSA in adults may include:

  • Snoring (usually loud and disruptive)
  • Choking or gasping during sleep
  • Observed pauses in breathing
  • Daytime fatigue and/or sleepiness
  • Dry mouth/sore throat in morning
  • Morning headaches
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Poor concentration and attention
  • Memory problems
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Sleep walking or night terrors

 

 

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