Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Sleep Disorders Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. All the staff and providers who interpret studies, perform tests and provide treatment plans are board certified in sleep medicine.
The most common sleep disorder is sleep apnea, a condition where the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses, blocking airflow during sleep. Other sleep disorders include narcolepsy and insomnia. Several health conditions, such as restless leg syndrome (RLS), fibromyalgia, chronic pain, heartburn, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma and nasal allergies, can be underlying causes of disruptive sleep. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively once they have been accurately diagnosed.
IU Health Arnett Hospital Sleep Disorders Center diagnoses sleep disorders using the latest technology. The center conducts sleep studies and testing in a soothing, home-like environment. We work with each patient’s schedule by offering both daytime and nighttime testing.
These tests allow doctors to monitor your heart rate, breathing and muscle movements while you sleep. Our sleep medicine doctors create a comprehensive treatment plan to address the causes of your sleep problems and teach you proper sleep hygiene. Depending on your needs, you may be referred to a sleep psychologist or other specialist who can help you with an underlying medical condition.
After a sleep study, our sleep medicine physicians will review your test results. Their recommendations are forwarded to your physician to determine the best sleep disorder treatment for you. Treatment may include weight loss, lifestyle modification and sleeping on your side or stomach. Other sleep disorder treatments may include:
- Positive airway pressure (PAP) machine. A PAP machine is a breathing device worn at night to help you breathe while you sleep.
- Oral appliances. Oral appliances are devices worn to open the airway.
- Surgery. Surgery may be needed to eliminate physical abnormalities.
- Oxygen therapy. Oxygen therapy may be recommended to patients with very low blood oxygen levels.
- Medication. Your doctor may recommend a medicine to treat an underlying medical condition.
- Sleep hygiene education. Learning about good sleep hygiene practices may improve your sleep naturally with behavior modification.
- AWAKE support group. AWAKE stands for Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic. Support groups are available in nearly every state, helping people through face-to-face education and comradery. AWAKE gives people with sleep apnea the tools to manage their own healthcare successfully.
Additional sleep medicine services include:
- We provide sleep testing for sleep disorders in patients over the age of two.
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT) measures the effectiveness of a sleep disorder treatment.
- Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT) diagnoses and treats a variety of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy.
- Positive airway pressure (PAP) titration studies measure the effectiveness of the therapy delivered by the PAP machine.
- Commercial driver's license (CDL) studies meet requirements for CDL applications.
Because sleep disorders are as unique as each person, your physician can discuss which treatment will be the most beneficial for you. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, take our Sleep Quiz.
Phone: 765.838.5700 or 800.899.8448
We are located at:
3900 McCarty Lane, Suite 101
Lafayette, IN 47905