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Sleep Center

Sleep deprivation is much more than an inconvenience. It's a health concern that shouldn't be ignored. 40 million Americans are chronically ill with various sleep disorders and 95 percent of these patients remain undiagnosed and untreated. Finley's Sleep Center offers a in-hospital suite in which testing is performed or a home sleep test done in your home. 

Treating Sleep Disorders

Finley's Sleep Center assists in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders, including the following:
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Insomnia 
  • Excessive/extreme sleepiness
  • Narcolepsy 
  • Sleep walking/talking 
  • Snoring
  • Restless sleep 
  • Abnormal movements while asleep 

Symptoms of Sleep Disorders Include:

  • Snoring, usually loud
  • Gaps or irregularities in breathing during sleep (usually noted by bed partner)
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Daytime sleepiness and napping
  • Restless sleep
  • Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
  • Painful or crawling sensations in legs while sitting quietly or lying in bed
  • Jerking of limbs, particularly legs, during sleep
  • Weak spells associated with anger or laughter
  • Vivid, frightening, or violent dreams

Why Choose Finley's Sleep Center

Quality:  Finley is accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM is the highest level of accreditation for sleep centers across the US. We follow the most up-to-date guidelines and recommendations of AASM when performing sleep studies.
Comfort: Each private, individual room is equipped with a bathroom, queen size bed, and TV for your comfort and convenience. 
Compassion: Our technicians are board certified in sleep medicine and all staff€ are dedicated and passionate about you sleeping better.
Treatment: Treatment with CPAP, Bilevel and other modalities can potentially be modified during the sleep study.
Timeliness: We strive to get finalized results to the ordering physician in a timely fashion.
Options: You may choose to perform your sleep study at home or Finley's comfortable Sleep Center. 

What to Expect

A "sleep study" is non-invasive, lasts from six to eight hours, and is performed during normal sleeping hours in our private sleep center at UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital. A home sleep test is also offered for individuals who may be experiencing a sleep disorder.  During a sleep study, brain waves, chest movements, breathing and airflow patterns, heart rates and oxygen levels are measured, as well as snoring, eye and muscle movement. Whether your sleep study is performed in Finley's Sleep Center or at your home will determine all that is recorded or measured during the study. To find out which type of sleep study is best for you, contact your primary care provider. 

Preparing for Your Sleep Study 

We want you to have the best outcome during your sleep study. To do so, we recommend the following:

  • Avoid excessive caffeine intake the day of your study.
  • Try to avoid napping the day of your sleep study.
  • Fill out all paperwork prior to your arrival and bring it with you.
  • If staying in the hospital, bring an overnight bag with comfortable sleep wear and toiletries. You are also welcome to bring a favorite pillow, book, or snack for your comfort. Also, bring any medications from home. 

Home Sleep Study

Once a doctor's order has been received, patients will schedule their home sleep test similar to scheduling an appointment at Finley's Sleep Center. Upon the "appointment date", patients will get the information and equipment needed to perform the sleep study in their home. Once the test is complete, the device is returned, and data from the sleep study is sent to a sleep doctor who interprets the data and provides an official diagnosis.