Sleep Medicine Center
If you are experiencing sleep problems, your physician can make a referral, or you can call the Magruder Hospital Sleep Medicine Center directly to schedule a consultation. If you have a sleep disorder that impacts other medical issues you have, the Magruder Sleep Center will work with your other healthcare providers to make sure everything is taking into consideration in your treatment.
Magruder Hospital’s Sleep Medicine Center is under the medical direction of Dr. David Morris, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Sleep Medicine, and has over 15 years of experience in the field.
Some conditions, such as Insomnia and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome are diagnosed during a consultation with the Dr. Morris.
A sleep study might be required to diagnose other conditions such as:
- Sleep Apnea – symptoms may include heavy snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, rapid weight gain, morning headaches, personality change, signs of heart failure
- Narcolepsy – sudden involuntary sleep attacks during the day
- Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep and Restless Leg Syndrome – multiple arousals during the night, crawling or restless sensation in the legs when first retiring for the night and excessive daytime sleepiness
When you arrive for a sleep study, the Sleep Medicine Center staff will review information with you and explain how the sleep study works. They will use small patches to hook up monitoring devices to monitor such things as brain waves, heart function, respiration, eye and leg movement and more.
Sleep studies are conducted during the night or day, depending on the needs of the patient. Magruder provides a private, comfortable bedroom-like setting and the sleep center has shower facilities for those that need to get up and go to work in the morning.
Home Sleep Tests are also a possibility for those that qualify.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 419-732-4037.