Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep Disorders treated at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville WI

The amount and quality of sleep you get affects more than just how you feel the next day. Poor sleep has been linked to memory loss, hypertension and a higher risk for stroke, heart problems, obesity and depression. Many times, a sleep disorder can be the root cause of poor sleep; in fact, one third of American adults have a sleep disorder.

Symptoms of a sleep disorder:

  • Fatigue and daytime drowsiness

  • Hypertension

  • Headaches

  • Falling asleep while driving, at work or at school

  • Poor concentration or memory

  • Restless legs

  • Snoring

  • Acid reflux

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

  • Pauses in breathing while sleeping

Our team of physicians and polysomnographic technologists will identify your problem and offer possible treatment plans. This is done through a sleep study.

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A sleep study is a diagnostic test where patients spend the night at Upland Hills Health in one of our comfortable, private and hotel-like sleep study suites. Throughout the night your breathing, heart rhythm, brain waves, leg movements and oxygen concentration are monitored by a polysomnographic technologist who is sitting in another room. Based on behaviors and data collected throughout the night, we can determine if you have a sleep disorder and what it is.

Common Sleep Disorders

  • Sleep Apnea—a condition that results from obstructed airways in the throat and that causes breathing to actually stop for up to two minutes at a time and as often as 100 – 500 times a night. Signs of sleep apnea include: pauses in breathing during sleep, excessive snoring, dry mouth, nausea and headaches in the morning.

Possible treatments include: weight loss, breathing devices, avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills or surgery.

  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)—a condition where people suffer from unpleasant itchy or “creepy-crawling” sensations in the legs while sitting or lying still, especially at night. Those afflicted with RLS say that the uncomfortable feelings are temporarily relieved by stretching or moving the legs, which prevents them from falling and staying asleep.

Possible treatments include: Finding and treating the underlying cause.

  • Insomnia—difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, waking up too early or not feeling refreshed when you wake are all symptoms of insomnia. It may be caused by anxiety, depression, altered sleep patterns, breathing disturbances or pain.

Possible treatments include: modifying behavior through stress-reducing programs, counseling, increasing relaxation and recreation time and medication.

  • Narcolepsy—the overwhelming desire to sleep at inappropriate times or the ability to fall asleep almost anywhere without control. Signs included excessive sleep, muscle weakness, terrifying dreams, feeling paralyzed when falling asleep or waking with strong emotions.

Possible treatments include: medication.

Talk to your doctor to discuss a possible sleep disorder or call the Upland Hills Health Heart, Lung & Sleep Center at (608) 930-7211 for more information. And because sleep disorders are relatively common, many health insurances cover the cost of diagnosis and treatment.

Daylight saving time is a great time to reset your sleep habits, as well as your clock.

If you have trouble sleeping, try the following sleep tips:

  • Go to sleep and wake at the same time every day , and avoid spending more time in bed than needed.

  • Use bright light to help manage your “body clock.” Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to sunlight in the morning.

  • Use your bedroom only for sleep to strengthen the association between your bed and sleep. It may help to remove work materials, computers and televisions from your bedroom.

  • Select a relaxing bedtime ritual, like a warm bath or listening to calming music.

  • Create a sleep environment that is quiet, dark and cool with a comfortable mattress and pillows.

  • Save your worries for the daytime . If concerns come to mind, write them in a “worry book” so you can address those issues the next day.

  • If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired.

  • Exercise regularly … at any time of the day that feels right for you.

If you are experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, or “stop breathing” episodes in your sleep, talk to your primary care provider about it! Quality sleep is essential to your health.

Upland Hills Health Heart, Lung and Sleep Center — We’ll help you find your way back to restful, rejuvenating sleep.

Does my insurance work with Upland Hills Health?

It’s one of the most common questions our patient financial services experts get.

Most people are surprised to learn that Upland Hills Health works with a wide range of health plan and PPOs. We are an independent, nonprofit healthcare organization, always pursuing additional insurance carriers that service our communities.


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