Center for Sleep Disorders
Lack of sleep can lead to accidents, poor performance at work or school and increased health risks such as hypertension, heart disease and even depression. If you or a member of your family is experiencing difficulty sleeping – either falling asleep or not sleeping through the night – the specially trained staff at the Center for Sleep Disorders at Rutland Regional Medical Center can help.
The Sleep Disorders Center, located right here in Rutland, is Vermont’s first nationally accredited sleep disorders center. Accreditation is awarded by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the gold standard for sleep centers.
Treating and Resolving Sleep Difficulties
The Center’s 10-member multidisciplinary care team, made up of expert physicians and healthcare professionals from a variety of fields and registered sleep technologists, work with patients experiencing sleep difficulties to diagnose and resolve the causes of sleep disorders. Conditions that can affect sleep and normal daily living include:
- Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- REM Behavior Disorder
- And Other Sleep Related Disorders
State-of-the-Art Sleep Center Facility
Our state-of-the-art facility includes four comfortable, private sleep rooms (one handicap accessible) that are specially equipped to allow constant monitoring throughout the night.
- One sleep room has an extra bed for parents or caretakers to be present with the patient during the sleep testing.
- There are two sleep rooms for daytime sleep studies for patients who work alternative shifts and do most of their sleeping during daylight hours.
The staff offers a tour of the center for anyone who is referred for a sleep study.
Home Sleep Testing
Home Sleep Testing is also offered to those patients who do qualify. Referrals will be reviewed by the medical director to ensure appropriate testing is performed. However, certain insurances do not allow for Home Sleep Testing.
A joint program for the treatment of Insomnia with the Psychiatry Department and the Center for Sleep Disorders is available through Rutland Regional Behavioral Health.
The Center for Sleep Disorders at Rutland Regional Medical Center is Vermont’s first nationally accredited sleep disorders center. Accreditation is awarded by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the gold standard for sleep centers.
If you are concerned that you may have a sleep disorder, discuss your symptoms with your primary care provider. He or she will refer you to the Center for Sleep Disorders for a consultation and or a sleep study. The Center accepts direct referrals from all community physician providers and other providers.