If you have any of the symptoms of sleep apnea: excessive daytime fatigue, snoring or falling asleep easily or inappropriately, contact your doctor to schedule a sleep study at the JCMH Sleep Lab.
The JCMH Sleep Lab is located at 1200 E. Maple, a beautifully remodeled home right behind the main hospital building. The JCMH Sleep Lab employs three technicians and can conduct two sleep studies per night.
The lab operates seven nights a week and offers daytime sleep studies as well.
. The JCMH Sleep Lab carefully diagnoses and cares for children with any type of sleep disorder,including:
Behavioral problems - Bedtime struggles and night waking.
Attention deficit hyperactivity - ADHD.
Bruxism - The grinding of teeth during sleep.
Parasomnias - Sleep walking,sleep terrors.
Circadian rhythm disorders - Delayed sleep phase syndrome.
Central apnea - Cessation of airflow at the mouth or nose because of a decrease in or absence of respiratory effort,most commonly seen in infants or patients with neurological disorders.
Central alveolar hypoventilation - Inadequate respiratory drive during sleep to maintain normal gas exchange (oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood),which may occur in episodic form in many patients,but in a continuous,more severe form in a small subset of patients.
Obstructive apnea syndrome - A clinical condition that may occur at any age,usually associated with snoring (except in infancy) and manifested by increased work of breathing and repeated episodes of partial or complete obstruction to airflow through the mouth and nose during sleep.
Chronic respiratory failure - Select infants and children may require nightly (or more frequent) mechanical ventilary support due to a disease involving the central nervous system,respiratory muscles,chest wall and/or lungs. The most important and reliable time to assess the adequacy of the patient's ventilatory assistance is during sleep.
Narcolepsy - Excessive daytime sleepiness,cataplexy,sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations,usually occurring in adolescence or early adulthood.
Rhythmic movement disorders - Body rocking,head banging,head rolling,and periodic limb movement disorder.