Sleep disorder centers throughout the Wasatch Front

At MountainStar Healthcare, we understand the importance of a good night's rest. As sleep becomes interrupted, we start to lose many of its benefits—such as increased concentration and decreased stress. If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, the sleep specialists at our sleep centers can provide a diagnosis and treatment plan to help you get the rest you need.

For more information about our sleep disorder treatments or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (801) 715-4152.

Comprehensive sleep medicine

A sleep disorder refers to any condition that negatively impacts sleeping patterns. Because lack of sleep can be linked to chronic health conditions, such as depression and heart disease, we take a comprehensive approach to sleep disorder treatment.

When necessary, specialists in our sleep medicine departments work with experts from other hospitals departments, such as pulmonary care, to ensure you receive the care you need to treat the root of the problem.

Types of sleep disorders we treat

We treat a variety of common sleep disorders, including:

  • Insomnia—which is characterized by:
    • Daytime fatigue
    • Difficulty initiating sleep or staying asleep
    • Repeated nightly awakenings
    • Restlessness
  • Narcolepsy—which is characterized by:
    • Excessive sleepiness
    • Disrupted sleep
    • Sleep paralysis
    • Sleepy when excited/angry
    • Sudden muscular weakness
    • Vivid dreaming when barely asleep
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome—which is characterized by:
    • Excessive daytime sleepiness
    • Loud or irregular snoring
    • Morning headache
    • Nightly periodic absent breathing
    • Non-refreshing sleep
    • Repeated nightly awakenings
  • Periodic limb movements—which is characterized by:
    • Excessive daytime sleepiness
    • Nightly leg jerks
    • Non-refreshing sleep
    • Restless sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome—which is characterized by:
    • Irresistible urge to move while sleeping
    • Unpleasant sensation in the legs

Pediatric sleep disorders

Many of our sleep specialists are also trained to diagnose sleep disorders in children. These can include:

  • Bed-wetting
  • Restless sleep
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep apnea

Diagnosing a sleep disorder

If you and your doctor suspect that you might have a sleep disorder, the first step is a comprehensive evaluation. Several of our hospitals feature sleep centers where experienced technicians conduct the tests necessary to accurately diagnose a sleep disorder. Within our sleep centers, you will find warm and home-like settings with rooms that keep your personal comfort in mind.

An in-lab sleep study examines a series of sleep behaviors with video monitoring. During an in-lab sleep study, the following will be monitored to diagnose a sleep issue:

  • Brainwave activity
  • Breathing pattern
  • Heart rate
  • Heart rhythm
  • Muscle movement
  • Oxygen level

If the sleep study determines there is a sleep disorder present, patients will follow up to see one of our specialists to discuss test results and decide on a treatment plan.

When to see a sleep specialist

If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, it may be time to see a sleep specialists.

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Loud or irregular snoring
  • Morning headache
  • Nightly periodic absent breathing
  • Non-refreshing sleep
  • Repeated nightly awakenings

Our doctors will work together to determine the cause of your sleep condition and help you return to feeling rested.