If you’re an adult in America, chances are you’re not getting the sleep you need. In fact, six out of 10 of us have a sleep disorder, and most of those are undiagnosed and untreated. Lack of good shut-eye not only can make you tired, irritable and forgetful, it can put you on track for serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
At Central Maine Healthcare, we know what a peaceful night’s sleep means for your health and life. Our board-certified sleep medicine specialist and highly-skilled sleep technologist, can identify and work with you to address the problem, which may include an overnight sleep study. In fact, our full-service sleep center in Lewiston is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine –providing the expert answers you need, right here at home.
Understanding What’s Keeping You Up
Your sleep issue might be caused by several factors, even another medical condition. At Central Maine Healthcare, we specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sleep disorders, such as:
Your care starts with a conversation with one of our pulmonologists – a lung doctor, because there’s a strong connection between breathing and sleep. Together, you can talk through your specific symptoms and concerns.
Depending on your needs, we may then recommend an overnight sleep study. Think of it as a little getaway: you’ll spend the night in one of our eight private sleep rooms, including your own bath and shower. At Central Maine Healthcare, we take your comfort up a notch; whether you sleep better in a room that’s chilly or warm, your private temperature control lets you regulate the heat in your private space.
While you sleep, machines will monitor your blood oxygen levels, leg and arm movement, and other factors that affect your sound sleep. With that data, we’ll zero in on the reasons why you’re not getting the sleep you need, and get you started on the road to a far better quality of life.