Sleep Testing and Education

For reliable sleep health services, turn to Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorder Center in Auburn, AL. We offer effective solutions for a range of sleep-related concerns.

Our Areas of Expertise

Sleep Studies

We are knowledgeable and experienced in diagnosing sleep disorders. The process can be done using an in-lab sleep study or a home sleep apnea test.

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In-Lab Testing

Through in-lab sleep studies, we can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your sleep problems. During an in-lab test, you will be required to stay overnight in a sleep center.

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Home Sleep Testing

A home sleep apnea test provides the information we need to diagnose your sleeping problem. During the test, you will sleep at home, and wear the equipment that collects information about how you breathe while sleeping. Usually, you will set up the testing equipment yourself.

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Healthy Sleep Habits

Your behavior during the day, especially before bedtime, can affect the quality of your sleep. Good habits can promote healthy sleep, while bad ones can contribute to sleeplessness.

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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea

A common and serious sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing while sleeping. If you have this condition, you may snore loudly or make choking noises during sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea also leads to oxygen deprivation, causing you to wake up. This may happen a few or several hundred times a night, depending on how serious your condition is.

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Sleep Breathing Disorders

Sleep-related breathing disorders cause you to have difficulty breathing while asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep breathing disorder. However, there are many variations of sleep apnea.

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The most common sleeping problem is insomnia. It occurs when you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Take note that the symptoms, causes, and severity of insomnia vary from person to person.

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A lifelong sleep disorder, narcolepsy makes you feel overwhelmingly tired. In severe cases, the condition can cause you to have sudden, uncontrollable sleep attacks.

Narcolepsy can affect nearly every aspect of your life. The condition is dangerous because you may feel extreme sleepiness at any time of the day. Narcolepsy can occur while you are in the middle of an activity, such as eating, walking, or driving.

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Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder happens when there is a conflict between your body’s natural sleep pattern and your work schedule. If you have shift work disorder, you may sleep up to four hours less than the average employee does. You may also have trouble sleeping or feel severely tired during the day.

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Hypersomnias are sleep disorders that cause you to be excessively sleepy. Conditions under this group include:

  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Insufficient Sleep Syndrome
  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome
  • Long Sleeping
  • Narcolepsy

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If unwanted events or experiences occur while you are falling asleep, sleeping, or waking up, you might be suffering from parasomnia. There are many types of parasomnia, including:

  • Bedwetting
  • Confusional Arousals
  • Exploding Head Syndrome
  • Nightmares
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Sleep Eating Disorder
  • Sleep Hallucinations
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Sleep Talking
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Sleepwalking

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Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders are conditions in which your sleep times are out of alignment. This group of sleep problems includes:

  • Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase
  • Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm
  • Jet Lag
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Rhythm
  • Shift Work

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Sleep Movement Disorders

If you have a sleep movement disorder, you might find it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Examples of these problems include:

  • Bruxism
  • Periodic Limb Movements
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Sleep Leg Cramps
  • Sleep Rhythmic Movement

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