Sleep Disorders I Maine Sleep Institute
Getting a good night sleep is essential to your well-being. People who have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or staying awake need specialized care. Sleep disorders may be caused by a number of different health issues such as menopause, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea and neurological conditions.
Maine Medical Center provides comprehensive sleep testing services managed by board certified physicians with special training in neurology and sleep medicine. We will work with you to diagnose the cause of your sleep disorder and develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs and preferences.
The Maine Sleep Institute
The Maine Sleep Institute is an eight-bed facility in Portland, Maine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleeping and waking disorders in both adults and children. Our comfortable sleep study rooms feature full-sized sleep number beds, cable TV, evening snacks and handicapped-accessible showers.
Our sleep care team includes board certified sleep physicians, registered respiratory therapists, and registered polysomnographic technologists. We use advanced diagnostic technology to monitor you while you sleep. Your sleep study or polysomnogram will include a recording of bio-data used to identify different sleep stages and classify various sleep problems.
It's a simple and painless procedure that will measure your brainwaves, heart beats, leg and eye movements, muscle tension, airflow, chest and abdominal breathing and blood oxygen levels while you sleep. 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.
Learn More About Sleep Disorder Services
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
Body clock disorders
Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders
Obstructive sleep apnea
Polysomnography (home and in-house)
Multiple sleep latency testing
Standard and ambulatory EEG for evaluation of sleep related seizure disorders