Center for Sleep Disorders
Getting quality sleep is critical to your overall well-being. If you are experiencing sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, you can trust the specially trained staff at Rutland Regional’s Center for Sleep Disorders to help you get the rest you need.
Poor sleep quality can lead to accidents, substandard school or work performance, and increased risk of developing conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and depression. That’s why we work closely with you to identify and resolve the reason for your sleep difficulty. Some underlying conditions that can affect your ability to sleep include:
- Upper airway resistance syndrome
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- REM behavior disorder
If you are suffering from insomnia, you may be eligible to participate in a joint treatment program offered by the specialists at the Center for Sleep Disorders and Rutland Regional Behavioral Health.
Our Sleep Center
Our state-of-the-art Sleep Center is the first in Vermont to receive national accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and includes four private, comfortable sleep rooms that are specifically equipped to monitor your sleep patterns throughout the night.
Our Sleep Medicine Team
Our multidisciplinary sleep medicine team is made up of expert physicians, registered sleep technologists and healthcare professionals from a variety of specialty areas. Our team includes:
- Sleep specialists. Our sleep specialists are physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine.
- Dentists. Our dentists are specially trained to treat patients experiencing sleep apnea and snoring by using special oral appliances.
- Clinical social workers. Our clinical social workers are licensed mental health professionals who offer individual and group therapy to treat insomnia. The goal of this therapy is to address underlying thoughts, assumptions and beliefs about sleep, as well as behaviors and habits that may interfere with sleep.
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists. Our ENT specialists, also called otolaryngologists, are surgeons who treat head and neck conditions that may contribute to sleep difficulties.
- Registered polysomnographic technologists. Our registered polysomnographic technologists are certified to conduct, score and summarize patient sleep studies.
- Respiratory therapists. Our respiratory therapists are certified medical professionals who provide treatment for breathing disorders that may affect sleep, such as asthma or emphysema.