At Indiana University Health, our physicians diagnose problems that affect sleep quality and find solutions to improve sleep. Approximately one-third of Americans have 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. We treat many sleep problems, including insomnia, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome (RLS).
Most sleep 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 work 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 your sleep. Then the results of your study are reviewed, and consultations are provided by board certified sleep medicine physicians.
We have comfortable facilities available for inpatient sleep studies. Indiana University Health North Hospital has the following sleep services available to patients:
- Home sleep testing
- Inpatient sleep education for patients
- IU Health Home Care for patients needing additional support, including CPAP training and therapy
Our sleep medicine doctors create a comprehensive treatment plan to address the causes behind your sleep problems and teach you proper sleep hygiene. Depending on your needs, you may be referred to a specialist who can help with an underlying medical condition or to see a sleep psychologist.
Our physicians conduct advanced research into sleep disorders through our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine. This research gives you access to leading edge care and treatment so you can rest easy.
IU Health North Hospital is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to offer Home Sleep Testing (HST) to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. This is an option your referring physician would initiate if you meet the criteria.
The process for HST includes the following steps:
- Your referring physician sees you and determines what kind of sleep study is needed. If you meet the criteria, the home sleep test is ordered.
- IU Health North Hospital calls you to schedule a time for HST orientation.
- You come to the hospital and receive an educational overview on how HST process and equipment works.
- You take the equipment home for one night of testing (a minimum of six hours of recording time is required).
- You return the equipment the next day.
- Your referring physician or sleep medicine physician receives the results in one to two weeks and notifies you accordingly.
Most insurance covers HST, and because of the low cost, some insurance companies even require it as a first step toward diagnosis before any other testing is done.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dexterity issues or who are currently on oxygen will not qualify for home sleep testing, as these conditions may skew the results. In these circumstances, regular in-lab sleep testing is the best option.
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