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Sleep Center

 

The Baptist Health Lexington Sleep Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is committed to helping you live a restful and balanced life. Our team of Board-certified physicians and skilled staff combines academic-based expertise with cutting-edge technology to provide the most advanced comprehensive sleep medicine care in the area. Do you suffer from a sleep disorder?

Our physicians collaborate with specialists in the fields of pulmonary, cardiology, psychology, neurology, ear, nose & throat, and bariatric (weight loss) surgery to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with general and complex sleep disorders. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias (nightmares, night terrors,
    sleepwalking, confusional arousals)
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
    (shift-work, delayed sleep phase, advanced
    sleep phase)

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders can disrupt the amount and quality of sleep a person receives. They can be caused by a number of things, including stress at home or work, or a sudden change in daily schedule or other physical factors.

The impact of sleep disorders extends far beyond a person’s actual sleep time. The lack of good quality sleep can limit how well a person functions physically, mentally and emotionally, and can affect his or her health, work, relationships and safety. In fact, sleep disorders can be fatal if left untreated.

There are nearly 100 different known sleep disorders, each with different symptoms. Many can be treated with the help of highly trained healthcare professionals.

What happens on my first visit to the Sleep Center?

The Baptist Health Lexington Sleep Center is designed to help people discover the cause of their sleeplessness and determine the most effective treatment options available to them.

The first visit to the center is a consultation appointment (which may require a referral from a primary-care physician before scheduling an appointment). Our staff will gather sleep and medical history information. Bed-partners are encouraged to share any symptoms or behaviors they have noticed, which can be very helpful to physicians when diagnosing a disorder.

All information will be reviewed with you, and a staff physician will determine if sleep testing is needed

What if I need sleep testing?

The Baptist Health Lexington Sleep Center provides comfortable, quiet and relaxing private sleeping suites featuring sophisticated equipment for monitoring sleep stages, breathing patterns, heart activity, blood oxygen levels and body movements.

If a sleep test (sometimes called a sleep study) is required, you will be scheduled during your normal sleeping period to undergo testing in the center. You may also be asked to stay for additional testing and evaluation.

Each suite has a comfortable, full-size double-long bed, flat-screen TV with satellite, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, wireless Internet and private restroom – all the conveniences of being at home.

What if I have a sleep disorder?

Most sleep disorders can be effectively treated. The specialists at the Sleep Center will evaluate test results and treatment recommendations will be discussed with you and your primary-care physician for long-term care.

How do I learn more?

The Sleep Center is located on the hospital campus at 1740 Nicholasville Road, in Building E, Suite 503. To find out more about how the center may assist you, call 859-260-4300.