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Sleep Disorders Center

Restoring restful sleep to improve your quality of life

Sleep Disorders Center

A good night’s sleep restores energy and revitalizes the brain. Unfortunately, one in three Americans has trouble falling or staying asleep. Sleep disorders can affect your physical and emotional health, including appetite, relationships, sexual behavior and work performance.  

 It takes an expert to recognize the symptoms.  

Using the latest sleep study technology, the Sleep Disorders Center can detect problems such as sleep apnea and, in most cases, correct them. Our board-certified sleep specialists and sleep technologists diagnose and treat sleep problems in an advanced, fully accredited sleep center. 

What is a sleep study?  

This overnight medical test takes place in a private, homelike bedroom. In a separate room, polysomnographic technologists monitor your sleep patterns, heart and brain activity, blood oxygen and body movement. Our sleep specialist interprets your results and forwards them to your physician with treatment recommendations.  

Are you at risk for sleep apnea?  

Sleep apnea is a common, chronic disorder characterized by multiple pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while sleeping. More common in males, it can lead to poor performance at work and school, motor vehicle accidents and several health issues:  

  • High blood pressure  

  • Stroke  

  • Heart failure, irregular heartbeat and heart attack  

  • Diabetes  

  • Depression  

  • Worsening of ADHD  

Risk factors include:  

  • Excess weight  

  • Age 40+  

  • Large neck size (17+ inches for men; 16+ inches for women)  

  • Large tonsils, large tongue or small jaw bone  

  • Family history of sleep apnea  

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)  

  • Nasal obstruction due to deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems  

Find out if a sleep study is right for you.  

Drs. David Atwell, M.D., Dean Bernardo, M.D. and Karl Fernandes, M.D. are board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists in sleep medicine and pulmonary disease.

Make an appointment 

A provider referral is required to schedule sleep testing. To schedule sleep testing or for more information, call (419) 373-4173.