Sleep Disorders Center
Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center is located in a house adjacent to the hospital that is fully equipped for all your sleep study needs.
Out-of-center sleep testing is also available for patients who meet eligibility requirements.
Our sleep center is accredited with the AASM.
The Sleep Center Experience
A positive sleep experience begins with a warm welcome from the staff that schedules and performs the study. Our registered technologist records data for optimal and accurate results using up to date technology including sensors, electrodes, microphones, oximeters and respiratory belts. These monitor brain activity, heart rhythms, snoring, breathing and leg, arm, eye and chin movements. If a sleep disorder is detected, appropriate therapy can be initiated.
The data collected is scored by a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) who will also follow up after completion of the study. The scored data is further analyzed by an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) board certified sleep specialist who is available for sleep disorders consults. The final polysomnogram report is sent to your ordering healthcare provider. Our services provide a balance of quality and timeliness of report turnaround.
- Deluxe bedroom suites with a clean, quiet, comfortable, sleep environment
- Private bathrooms & shower facilities
- High quality adjustable beds
- A guest room upon request and availability
- TVs with DVD players are in each room for educational video viewing
- Free wi-fi wireless internet access available
- Professional and courteous technologists
Quality sleep is important to your health! There is evidence that sleep disturbances and deprivation may contribute to hypertension, stroke, heart disease, memory and coordination loss, mood disorder, obesity and diabetes. Recent data suggests sleep disorders, especially sleep apnea, can be hereditary. For improved rest and good health, talk to your physician about your sleep.
Do you have problems with sleep? Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you snore?
- Has anyone told you that you stop breathing in your sleep?
- Do you awaken at night choking or gasping for breath?
- Do you feel tired after you sleep?
- Do you take naps during the day? If so are these naps restful?
- Has your weight changed dramatically in the last five years?
- Have you every fallen asleep while driving?
- Do you have headaches in the morning?
- Do you have difficulty concentrating due to sleepiness?
- Are you depressed?
- Are you irritable?
- Have you experienced an increase in memory loss in the last five years?
- Have you experienced periods of sexual dysfunction?
- Do you have a history of heart disease or stroke?
- Do you urinate frequently during the night?