Maine Sleep Institute
The Maine Sleep Institute is an eight-bed facility that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleeping and waking disorders in both adults and children. It is comfortably decorated with full-size sleep number beds, cable TV, evening snacks and handicapped-accessible showers.
Behind the scenes of the homey environment is a well-trained staff of Board Certified sleep physicians, registered respiratory therapist, and registered polysomnographic technologist, who utilize the industry's most sophisticated equipment.
Patients of our sleep center usually arrive between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM according to their scheduled times and leave the following morning no later than 7:00 AM. A minimum of 6 hours of recording time is required.
A visit to the Maine Sleep Institute for a sleep study or polysomnogram will include recording of measurements used to identify different sleep stages and classify various sleep problems.
It's a simple and painless procedure that will measure brainwaves, heart beats, leg and eye movements, muscle tension, airflow, chest and abdominal breathing, and blood oxygen levels. Audio and digital monitoring is also used to determine movement, position changes and snoring.
The Maine Sleep Institute is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and part of the MaineHealth Sleep Disorders Network.
More than 100 million Americans regularly fail to get a good night's sleep. There are over 84 sleeping and waking disorders that lead to a lowered quality of life, reduced personal health, and endanger public safety. Without a proper night's sleep, you may experience the following:
- Reduced attention and concentration
- Increased blood pressure
- Lost productivity
- Workplace/Motor Vehicle accidents
- Frequent illness