Open Accessibility Menu

Sleep Disorder Treatment

More than 50 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder at some time in their lives, many of whom aren’t even aware they have one. Sleep disorders can lead to problems with attention, concentration, memory, worsen mental health, and cause serious physical problems such as high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), stroke, and diabetes. Fortunately, sleep disorders are quite treatable,

Ogden Clinic’s double board-certified Sleep Medicine and Neurology physician, Dr. Chris Hammond, has extensive, specialized training in sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia. He has helped hundreds of patients achieve restful sleep through conducting sleep studies to diagnose their sleep disorder so it can be treated.

Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

If a sleep issue is suspected, your doctor may refer you our clinic where you can participate in a sleep study (also called a polysomnogram). Before the sleep study takes place, your doctor will ask you a range of questions regarding your medical and sleep history, as well as discuss your sleep habits if you have a bed partner who may report that you snore, stop breathing, or kick your legs when sleeping.

Many who have a sleep disorder aren’t even aware of it, but if you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider getting a sleep study:

  • Do you feel tired or exhausted when you wake up in the morning and/or throughout the day?
  • Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you have morning headaches?
  • Do you suffer from depression or anxiety?
  • Do you have difficulty concentrating?
  • Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease?
  • Does your sleep partner tell you seem to have gaps in your breathing when you sleep, you snore, or you kick your legs at night?

Sleep Studies: What to Expect

A sleep study usually begins in the late evening and ends about 6:00 a.m. the next morning. When you arrive at Ogden Clinic, a staff member will explain more about the test and answer any questions you might have. You will be asked to change into your nightclothes. After changing, a technician will connect you to non-painful sensors so you can be monitored and information collected throughout the night. You’ll spend the night in a private bedroom and the technician will monitor you from another room throughout the night.

Once the sleep study is completed, Dr. Chris Hammond will interpret the results and forward his interpretation to the physician who ordered the sleep study. Appropriate follow up is then arranged for effective sleep disorder treatment.

Sleep studies are generally easy to tolerate, comfortable for patients, and give the sleep physician the information he/she needs in order to accurately diagnose and provide the best sleep disorder treatment for Ogden patients.

We are an ACHC Accredited Sleep Lab. ACHC provides a patient-focused approach with principles that were developed by professionals to ensure relevant and realistic standards. We demonstrate our commitment to our patients through compliance with national regulations and industry best practices. Learn more at Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

Related Providers
Related Blogs