The Sleep Center has two locations for your convenience at Parkview Medical Center and Parkview-Pueblo West.
If you experience occasional or frequent problems with sleep, you are not alone. Approximately one-third of all Americans have a sleep problem at one or more times in their lives. For these individuals, sleep can be anything but restful.
Sleep disorders may take on many forms. Some disorders keep you from falling asleep. Others make you overly tired and fatigued during the day. Sleep disorders can also cause symptoms such as morning headaches, high blood pressure, memory problems, or even depression.
A good night's sleep is important to your health and well being. While the majority of sleep problems are not life threatening, some can result in serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and even death.
Did you know that people who have a common sleep disorder called sleep apnea, are three times more likely to have a serious automobile accident than most people?
Successful treatment of a sleep disorder can give you a better quality of life. Whether you are a child, adult, or senior with a sleep problem, the Sleep Center of Southern Colorado can help.
The Sleep Center of Southern Colorado at Parkview has full Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to evaluate and treat all sleep/wake disorders. Our staff includes physicians and technologists certified in sleep disorders, as well as consultants in Pulmonary Medicine, Neurology, Oral Surgery, Psychiatry, Psychology and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery.
How do I get help?
You can call the program directly at 584.4976, or you may ask your personal physician to refer you to the center. We are happy to work with your doctor. They will be asked to send your recent medical information to us to help determine if an overnight sleep study is necessary.
What is a sleep study?
The sleep laboratory evaluation involves spending one, rarely two, nights in the spacious, homelike private bedrooms. Each room has sophisticated computerized monitoring equipment that will allow our staff to determine exactly what is happening, and allows our physicians to work with your doctor to treat your specific problem.
If you are scheduled for a test, you generally would arrive at the center around 8:00 p.m. After a brief orientation, you will change into pajamas, relax, watch TV, or read, while the technologists tape several small sensors to your face, chest, stomach, legs, and a finger. All items can be easily disconnected should you need to use the bathroom at night. After 6-8 hours of sleep, you will be able to shower and dress in your private bath.
Because of the serious impact sleep disorders have on one's life, most sleep problems are recognized and covered by major insurance programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. Because it is impossible to predict exactly what payment is covered, you should check with your insurance representative. Your doctor will obtain the necessary authorization for the diagnosis and treatment before you are scheduled for an evaluation.