Sleep Study Center
The Sleep Study Center at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (PPRH) offers inpatient sleep studies to patients, both adults and children. The center provides comprehensive diagnostic testing for chronic sleep disorders specifically designed to help restore restful sleep and allow patients to resume a normal lifestyle.
The center’s goal is to provide patients a personalized approach to diagnosing and then treatment options for their sleep conditions. It focuses on high altitude sleep disorders which is a very prevalent health issue in this area.
High Altitude Sleep Studies
Living at high altitude, especially above 8,000 feet, people tend to experience greater difficulty getting proper sleep. And those who currently suffer with sleep disorders may experience abnormally low levels of oxygen and as a result, experience higher severity of symptoms.
Nationally, an estimated 40 million Americans annually suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders. Health issues resulting from improper sleep can include serious conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Many are unaware, undiagnosed or unconcerned about the serious health consequences. Fortunately, most sleep disorders are readily treatable once they are diagnosed.
What To Expect
The Sleep Center at PPRH can diagnose a broad spectrum of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias such as night seizures, sleep talking and sleep walking. At the center patients to complete their entire sleep evaluation within 6-8 hours. They check in for monitoring overnight and leave early the next day. Studies are conducted based on a referral by the patient’s personal physician.