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The St. Catherine Hospital Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Disorders Center is accredited as a sleep disorders center by the The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center is a significant resource to the southwest Kansas community, providing academic and scientific value in addition to the highest quality care for patients suffering from sleep disorders.
Neurodiagostic and Sleep Disorder Services:
What problems can be discovered with a sleep test?
A number of disorders exist that are diagnosed with a Polysomnogram. Among the most common are narcolepsy, a condition causing excessive sleepiness.
More common sleep disorders may include Sleep Apnea, restless legs (a jerking, kicking or generally uncontrollable leg movements), REM behavior disorders, night terrors, nocturnal seizures and sleepwalking.
Where is the test done?
Overnight sleep testing is done in our state-of-the-art center. You spend the night in a comfortable, private room very much like a hotel and are monitored by highly trained technicians. Each room features a private shower and restroom. Many patients go straight to work the morning after testing.
The technician places dime-sized sensors to record sleep activity, heart rate, and muscle tension. They will also place two elastic bands on the abdomen and chest to monitor respiratory movement; a sensor on the finger to monitor oxygen saturation; and a sensor under the nose to monitor airflow.
Do people really sleep with that stuff on?
Even with the sensors, most patients find they have no problem falling asleep. You may walk around with the sensors, and once your "hookup" is complete, you can relax before bed. If you do have trouble falling asleep, your physician may order a sleep aid.
Meet the team:
The Medical Director is William Leeds, DO D-ABSM, and he is Board Certified by American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Presently, Dr. Leeds practices Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in all of the Topeka area hospitals as well as many outlying Kansas medical clinics in Burlington, Garden City, Holton, Manhattan and Parsons.
Larry Jenkins, RN, Director
LaDonna Sauer, CRT, RPSGT
Sleep Disorder Center Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Sleep Center diagnostic hours are 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday
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