Dreaming of a Good Night's Sleep?
Approximately one-third of Americans has a sleep disorder that may make sleeping and waking hours difficult. IU Health North Hospital has board certified sleep physicians who are able to diagnose and treat various sleep disorders and help those suffering from sleep problems to live relatively normal lives.
While IU Health North Hospital offers Home Sleep Testing, sleep consultations and sleep education services for patients, adults requiring in-lab sleep testing at a northside location have the option of being tested at one of two Sleep Disorders Center locations - IU Health Saxony Hospital or IU Health Tipton Hospital. A separate sleep lab for children is available at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North, located in the Fifth Third Building on the southwest corner of 116th St. & Meridian in Carmel, Ind.
Most of the disorders can be effectively treated once they have been accurately diagnosed. Some conditions require medication, and others may require a change in daily habits and working schedule. Depending upon the nature of your sleep disorder, you may require one to two nights of evaluation, known as a sleep test.
During this evaluation, non-invasive and painless recording procedures are used to monitor your sleep patterns, heart activity, breathing patterns and muscle movements during sleep. Then the results of your study are reviewed by sleep-certified physicians.