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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Our doctors diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders affecting both adults and children. We provide comprehensive sleep evaluations, treatment and follow-up care. Our Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

We also feature an advanced sleep laboratory with both day and night sleep studies and a highly-skilled team of physicians and registered polysomnography technologists. Our staff also has experience with CPAP and BiPAP equipment that can be used in your home or when you travel.

The Sleep Lab at Lee's Summit Medical Center provides a comprehensive range of services designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat a patient with sleep problems.

For more information about the Sleep Lab at Lee's Summit Medical Center, please call (816) 282-5548.

Restless Legs Syndrome

Individuals with “Restless Leg Syndrome” describe unusual feelings in their legs, such as creeping, crawling or pulling, causing an urge to move. Individuals also may experience and intense need to move their legs. Movement provides some relief from restless leg symptoms, which are most intense in the early evening. Associated disorders, such as periodic limb movements in sleep, are frequently evaluated in our Sleep Disorders Center as well. These relatively common conditions may be associated with the complaint of insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue.

Narcolepsy

Individuals who experience almost daily episodes of excessive, inappropriate sleepiness (sleep attacks) combined with sensations of a sudden loss of muscle tone, often indicate Narcolepsy, a neurologic disorder. Although considered rare, it is as common as Multiple Sclerosis.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes people to stop breathing during sleep. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive, were the upper airway closes off and prevents the person from getting enough oxygen during the night. Typically, sleep apnea is associated with loud snoring.

Insomnia

Many individuals have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or feel their sleep is unrefreshing. Although an occasional night of poor sleep is normal in our fast-paced society, chronic sleep problems are not. People with chronic insomnia often complain of poor concentration, irritability and mood disturbances. Insomnia is a treatable condition when the factors causing and perpetuating the sleepiness are addressed. Effective medical and non-medical interventions are available to patients suffering from chronic insomnia.

Other Sleep Disorders

  • Gastreosophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - The flow of stomach acid to esophagus disrupting sleep.
  • Parasomnia - Sleep walking, sleep talking, night terrors, sleep-related eating and/or teeth grinding.
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) - Periodic involuntary movement of the legs or arms during sleep.

Our Sleep Lab

The Sleep Lab at Lee's Summit Medical Center is located on the first floor of the Medical Office Building at Entry B in Suite 142. The Sleep Lab at Lee's Summit Medical Center offers a wide range of services to help evaluate and diagnose patients with sleep problems. Sleep disorders are evaluated and managed in our state-of-the-art laboratory.