Center for Sleep Disorders
Do you wake up feeling alert and refreshed? Are you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to face the day ahead? If so, then you are one of the lucky Americans who have the luxury of a good nights' sleep.
Approximately 70 million Americans do not experience that wonderful feeling. They suffer from sleep disorders that prevent them from getting restorative sleep. They live among us, tired. They work among us, tired. They share the roads with us, tired, suffering from the affects of chronic sleep deprivation. They experience difficulty concentrating on tasks that the well rested accomplish easily. They may walk around with dark circles under their eyes, doze off in meetings, have a blank stare at the TV or computer screen and drive with the windows down in cold weather. Some adults are suspected of being alcohol or drug users when fatigue is their real demon. They may be labeled as someone who doesn't care, is lazy and can't be depended on.
Students in classrooms may fall asleep at their desk, have difficulty learning or act inappropriately in school settings, perhaps due to a lack of sleep.
So...sleep...who needs it? EVERYONE!
We at the St. Mary's Center for Sleep Disorders are dedicated to improving the quality of sleep for all people who suffer with sleep disorders. If you or someone you know suffers from the effects of chronic sleep deprivation, help is available. Call us. We want you get a good nights sleep, every night.
Special Things to Know:
- We perform pediatric sleep studies on children as young as two years old.
- We provide home sleep testing, called Out of Center Sleep Testing. This option is only for selected patients who have high probability of sleep apnea and no co-morbidities such as heart failure, diabetes, or pulmonary disease.
- We are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Our sleep laboratory uses state of the art medical diagnostic equipment to assist in the accurate diagnosis of sleep and sleep-related disorders.
Our staff includes Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSG) and technicians who conduct sleep studies in our private, comfortable and homelike rooms. Each room has a TV with remote, a private bathroom with shower and additional lighting for bedtime reading. Kitchen facilities are available for patient use. Outside hallways are illuminated and the sleep laboratory is safely locked at night to insure your security.
There are many types of sleep disorders. Some of the more common ones are:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
- REM Behavior Disorder
- Somnambulism (Sleep-Walking)
How Can I Be Assessed?
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, consult your doctor. Referrals to this sleep center are made by physician referral only.
15 Gracelawn Road
Auburn, Maine 04210