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The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of sleep disorders. Our physicians diagnose problems that affect sleep quality and find solutions to improve sleep. We treat many common sleep problems, including:
- Night terrors
- Poor sleep habits
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- Sleep apnea
- Sleeping difficulty
- Teeth grinding
Our sleep medicine doctors create a comprehensive treatment plan to address the causes behind your sleep problems and teach you proper sleep hygiene. Through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, we have conducted research that gives you access to leading edge care and treatment so you can rest easy.
We have comfortable facilities for sleep studies such as polysomnograms and multiple sleep latency tests (MSLTs). These tests allow doctors to monitor your heart rate, breathing and muscle movements while you sleep. Our center was awarded a five-year accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for both in-lab sleep testing and out of center sleep testing.
Patients diagnosed with central sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome can benefit from medicines to correct nervous system conditions that may interrupt sleep.
There are four main treatment options for patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea:
- Continuous positive airway pressure mask (CPAP). A CPAP machine increases air pressure in your throat so that your airway does not collapse when you breathe in, decreasing the likelihood of obstructive sleep apnea.
- Mandibular advancement device (MAD). This is the most widely used dental device for sleep apnea. It is similar in appearance to a sports mouth guard. MAD forces the lower jaw forward and down slightly, which keeps the airway open.
- Weight loss. Even as little as a 10 percent reduction in body weight can help restore better sleep.
- Surgery. When other treatment options have failed to help your sleep apnea, surgery may be considered. Removal of the uvula, tonsils or adenoids or surgery to move the lower jaw forward to increase the airway, are the most common.
Main hospital number: 765.747.3111