Sleep clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah

Sleep disorders are medical conditions that regularly disrupt normal sleep. Serious health issues can result from sleep disorders, including high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

To schedule a consultation for a sleep study at St. Mark's Hospital, please call (801) 545-8470.

Types of sleep disorders we treat

We treat a variety of common sleep disorders, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Periodic limb movements
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea

Diagnosing a sleep disorder

If you your doctor believes you are experiencing a sleep disorder, they may recommend an overnight sleep study, also referred to as a polysomnography. Our sleep doctors and specialists provide a thorough medical evaluation to help identify the source of your sleep-related problems. Registered technologists use state-of-the-art equipment while conducting sleep studies at our sleep center.

During the sleep study, one of our technicians will connect several sensors to your body to record and monitor breathing, brain wave activity, muscle activity, heart rate and rhythm and oxygen levels while you sleep. This information will help your doctor determine the type and source of your sleep disorder.

The home-like atmosphere at our sleep center is designed to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your sleep study. Our private patient rooms feature TVs, telephones and bathrooms with showers.

Pediatric sleep care

Our doctors understand that although it may be easy to recognize when your child isn't sleeping well, determining the cause of your child's sleep disturbance is much more difficult.

Our board-certified sleep specialists and knowledgeable staff have the advanced knowledge and professional training necessary to evaluate, diagnose and treat children, from 6 years old to 18 years old, who struggle with sleep problems. In every instance, we will work closely with you and your child's primary provider to ensure the high quality care.

Pediatric sleep conditions we treat

Our specialists are experienced in treating many sleep disorders in children, such as:

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

Sleep apnea in children

Sleep apnea is a condition in which the individual experiences breathing that repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. It's important to seek care if your child has any sleep apnea symptoms, as sleep apnea may lead to complications when left untreated.

Symptoms of pediatric sleep apnea

Sleep apnea can cause children to experience symptoms both during sleep and during the day.

Symptoms of sleep apnea during sleep include:

  • Difficultly breathing during sleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Stopped breathing during sleep

Symptoms of sleep apnea during the day include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritation
  • Persistent yawning

These symptoms usually arise due to interrupted sleep.

Treating sleep apnea in children

If the doctor suspects that your child is experiencing sleep apnea, they will likely recommend an overnight sleep study. The results of the study will determine if your child is experiencing sleep apnea, in addition to helping determine the root cause. Children who test positive for sleep apnea often have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which can block airflow.

One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). This treatment requires that your child wear a mask while sleeping. The CPAP machine delivers constant pressurized air through the mask and into your child’s airway, preventing sleep apnea.

CPAP is usually used if a child's sleep apnea has not improved after a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy or if the child is not a candidate for such surgical procedures.

Sleep disorders at MountainStar Healthcare

Sleep disorders refer to changes in sleep patterns that can affect the amount, timing and quality of sleep someone receives. They can also be related to mental health issues. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

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