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Getting enough sleep is important. It affects your physical and mental health.
Although there are more than 80 types of sleep disorders, the most common include: sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is a disorder in which you sleep well at night, but also have extreme sleepiness during the day. You may fall asleep without warning.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you stop breathing while asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when air cannot flow into or out of your nose or mouth. This is the most common type of sleep apnea.
Polysomnography is a special study of your sleep. It records your brain activity, eye movements, breathing, heart rate, oxygen level, and chin and leg muscle movement patterns. For the sleep study, you will spend the night at a sleep center.
Buffalo Hospital Sleep Center
103 Center Drive
Good sleep is critical to good health, yet more than 25 percent of the population experiences sleep disturbances at some time in their lives.
For more information or to make an appointment,
You may need a referral from your primary care doctor for a sleep consultation or study, depending on your insurance. To be sure, call the toll-free number on the back of your insurance card.
Properly treated sleep disorders improve the quality of life for the patient and their family. Buffalo Hospital's Sleep Center is fully-equipped to offer this type of assistance.
Our staff includes a board-certified sleep doctor and registered sleep technologists.
Private, comfortable rooms
All sleep studies performed at the Sleep Center are conducted in a comfortable, private bedroom-like setting especially equipped to allow for recording and assessing sleep. For your comfort, we have queen-size beds, satellite television and wireless internet access. Before you leave in the morning, you are welcome to enjoy a shower and continental breakfast.
A sleep study (polysonogram) provides important information about whether your sleep is frequently interrupted, preventing you from getting the rest your body needs.
Sleep studies at the Buffalo Hospital Sleep Center are performed four nights a week. If your study shows that you require a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, you may go home with it the next morning.
Most insurance companies provide coverage for the cost of the study, but you should check with your insurance provider to be sure.
Pediatric sleep studies are performed in a specially decorated pediatric room. Parents are welcome to stay overnight with their child. Personalized tours and demonstrations help children relax and prepare for their study.
Allina Health Sleep Centers
We are part of Allina Health Sleep Centers, a network of comprehensive services for people who have difficulty staying awake during the day, falling asleep at night and/or staying asleep. To learn more, visit allinahealth.org/sleep.
Do I have a sleep problem? The answers to a few simple questions may show whether you might need a sleep study.