The Sleep Disorders Center at Memorial University Medical Center may help people with the following conditions:
You must be referred to the Sleep Disorders Center by your physician. For more information, call 912-350-8327 or 912-350-3720.
Polysomnography TestingLeft untreated, sleep disorders can damage quality of life or lead to serious medical problems. To diagnose sleep disorders, patients spend the night in our accredited Sleep Disorders Center and undergo "polysomnography." This involves monitoring various aspects of the body during sleep using neurophysiological equipment. Brain waves, eye movements, and chin muscles are monitored to determine different levels of sleep. The heart is monitored for irregular beats. Breathing is monitored for possible respiratory problems. Leg activity is monitored for abnormal arousals and movements. A physician reviews all of the information and recommends a course of treatment. Some people are asked to spend a second night in the lab after the intervention, to ensure that the treatment worked.
Our Sleep Disorders Center is led by a group of physicians who are board certified in neurology, sleep medicine, or pulmonology. Our facility has been accredited by the American Association of Sleep Medicine since 1988.