Sleep Disorder and Treatment Center
The Lakeland Sleep Disorder and Treatment Centers, located in Niles and St. Joseph, are designed to combine the latest technology in treating sleep disorders with a home-like atmosphere for patients. Patients sleep in rooms that feature queen-sized beds and cable televisions in an environment that controls sound and extraneous light. The equipment and the polysonography technologists are camouflaged to preserve the tranquility of the sleep environment.
The St. Joseph location of the Lakeland Sleep Disorder and Treatment Center opened in December of 2008 and features four beds overlooking the St. Joseph River. The Niles location, which offers two beds, evaluates close to 600 patients a year, primarily from southern Berrien County.
Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type of sleep apnea, is estimated to affect 20% of adults in the United States, while 85% of the cases remain undiagnosed. Sleep apnea patients often suffer from excessive weight and hypertension, and may present with frequent, loud snoring, daytime fatigue or sleepiness, and gasping or choking during the night. A full sleep study goes beyond measuring oxygen levels in the patient. Sleep lab technologists also observe brain activity, capture breathing patterns through a nasal sensor, and monitor the patients as they sleep using small infrared cameras discreetly mounted in the ceiling of each patient room. All data, audio, and video are provided to the sleep physician in a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's sleep habits.
If you or a family member are experience sleep problems, talk with your physician, or call the Lakeland Sleep Disorder and Treatment Centers at (269)934-8060 for more information.