There are more than 80 types of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome. We understand that these conditions can significantly affect healthy sleep–and this, in turn, impacts your overall health, safety and quality of life.
The Sleep Center at Oro Valley Hospital performs sleep studies on children, starting at age 12, through adults. Sleep Studies at the Sleep Center take place in comfortable, home-like rooms.
The most common symptoms of a sleep disorder include:
Most sleep disorders can be treated, and when treated your quality of life can improve. If left untreated, sleep disorders may lead to other health problems including:
To be accurately diagnosed with a sleep disorder, your physician may recommend a sleep study. Sleep studies are performed on an outpatient basis and record your sleep patterns, breathing, oxygen level, muscle tone, heart rate and rhythms, and the brain's electrical activity. To obtain this information, the sleep technologist tapes sensors to various parts of your body. If you are sleeping poorly or snoring during the study, therapy may be started during the study itself.
Sleep studies require an overnight stay in the Sleep Center. For patient instructions and more information on sleep studies, click here.
To schedule a sleep study, talk to your physician and ask to be referred to The Sleep Centers of Oro Valley Hospital.
Physician referrals can be faxed to: (520) 901-6249
1551 East Tangerine Road
Tucson, AZ 85755