Experience the Blessing Difference: Our Sleep Center

Patients choose the Blessing Sleep Center because of our:

  • Long track record of success: Blessing has been performing sleep studies since 1985. We are an accredited Sleep Center from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our trained and experienced sleep specialists are experts at diagnosing sleep disorders, so we can get you the personalized care you need.

  • Quick access to care: Our facility’s size allows us to perform more nighttime studies than others in the area, so our patients experience shorter wait times when scheduling a sleep study. We also offer an on-site sleep specialist for prompt follow-up care, which means less time awaiting test results.

  • Sophisticated technology and comfortable rooms: We use advanced equipment with video capabilities for acquiring and scoring sleep studies, providing you with a precise diagnosis. Our private sleep study rooms feature 3 full-size beds with Sleep Number® mattresses and one hospital bed with a Tempur-Pedic® mattress. Each private room has its own bathroom with a shower. For further comfort, each private room has an individual thermostat for climate control.

  • In-depth education: We emphasize patient education and provide you with comprehensive follow-up support as a key part of our treatment recommendations.

  • Broad scope of care: Our board-certified sleep specialists boast additional training in pulmonary or neurology and can offer you expert diagnosis and treatment for a range of conditions. We also work with ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians and psychiatrists, as appropriate, ensuring you receive comprehensive care. Learn more about our Pulmonology and Ear, Nose and Throat programs.

Sleep Disorders We Diagnose

The Blessing Sleep Center can help diagnose: 

  • Sleep apnea: A person with apnea stops breathing for short periods throughout the night. This leads to poor-quality rest. Learn more about sleep apnea.

  • Narcolepsy: This neurological disorder causes sudden shifts from wakefulness into sleep.

  • Restless legs syndrome: Constant leg motion can lead to fragmented and poor-quality rest and daytime fatigue.

  • Insomnia: While difficulty falling asleep is one type of insomnia, frequent nighttime awakenings and poor-quality rest are other characteristics of the condition.

  • Hypersomnia: This condition can include feeling extra sleepy during the day, long sleep periods and excessive amounts of deep sleep.

  • Hypoventilation: In this condition, the lungs do not draw in sufficient air. It can lead to fragmented rest due to decreased oxygen levels.

Diagnostic Tests for Sleep Disorders

The purpose of diagnostic testing is to objectively measure the quantity and quality of your sleep. Doctors also monitor related measures, such as breathing and brain wave patterns. After identifying certain patterns from these tests, doctors can make a more accurate diagnosis and plan your treatment.

The Sleep Center provides diagnostic tests that include:

  • Polysomnogram (sleep study): For this test, you will sleep overnight in our Sleep Center. We will attach special devices to your skin so our specialists can monitor your sleep and breathing patterns while you sleep.

  • CPAP titration study: This is an overnight study using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This breathing device, with a mask placed on your nose or mouth and nose, uses mild pressure to help open your airways so you can breathe easier while sleeping. This overnight study helps determine CPAP pressure and equipment type for patients diagnosed with sleep apnea.

  • Split night: For this test, patients undergo a traditional sleep study for the first half of the night, followed by CPAP titration the second half of the night. This can provide doctors with more detailed information to better manage patients’ severe sleep apnea.

  • Multiple sleep latency testing: This all-day nap study assesses excessive sleepiness and/or narcolepsy.

  • Multiple wakefulness testing: This study is used to assess how alert you are through daytime challenge tests.

  • Overnight pulse oximetry: For this test, you take home an oximeter, which has a sensor that attaches to your finger and measures oxygen levels in your blood. The device will track your results, and we will review them at your follow-up appointment.

  • Home sleep apnea testing: You take home sleep apnea testing equipment with detailed instructions. This type of testing can provide doctors important diagnostic information when a patient is unable to complete a sleep study at our center.

  • PAP NAP: This daytime test performed at our sleep facility lasts 2 to 4 hours. This test is designed to help patients adjust if they have difficulty tolerating CPAP. During the PAP NAP, our expert staff will help patients with mask desensitization for those with claustrophobia.

Treating a Sleep Disorder

Untreated sleep disorders can increase your risk for certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Based on your diagnosis and symptoms, our specialists will recommend one or more treatments.

Some sleep disorders require long-term management. Your doctor may recommend:

  • Lifestyle changes, as weight loss can improve sleep quality for many people

  • A mouthpiece to allow for more regular breathing patterns while sleeping

  • Surgery to correct your breathing, including a procedure to trim excess tissue in the back of your mouth and throat and widen your airway

  • Breathing devices to wear while you sleep, which can successfully treat sleep conditions such as sleep apnea

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or refer a patient, call (217) 277-5390.