The Sleep/Wake Disorders Center
Flowers Hospital’s Sleep-Wake Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Don’t let sleep problems keep you awake at night.
One out of three adults experience some type of sleep disorder. Many of these people suffer needlessly because they are unaware that a problem exists. The American Medical Association reports that next to the common cold, sleepiness is the most widely voiced health complaint among Americans.
The Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Flowers Hospital provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for people who are experiencing sleep and wake related problems.
Left untreated, some sleep-wake disorders can lead to serious health problems.
What Types of Problems does the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Flowers Hospital Evaluate?
- Sleep apnea
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Nocturnal leg jerks
- Abnormal nighttime behaviors such as sleepwalking, sleep talking, bedwetting, teeth grinding, nightmares and night terrors.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is very common – affecting more than 12 million Americans, most of whom are undiagnosed, according to the National Institute of Health. OSA is closely associated with the following health problems:
- Heart disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Frequent urination
- Lower extremity swelling
- Heartburn that fails to respond to medication
Patients with a strong family history of any of these problems should be considered for a sleep study. Both adults and children are evaluated at the center.
What to Expect
Results of the study are reviewed by physicians who are Board Certified Sleep Specialists, who then recommend treatment.
Is this Covered by my Health Insurance?
Your study from the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center is an accepted medical procedure and is covered by most third-party carriers. Flowers Hospital is a preferred inpatient/outpatient facility for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and all of our sleep physicians are Preferred Medical Doctors. However, because it is impossible to predict the extent of your coverage, it is recommended that you contact your insurance representative to ensure your sleep study will be covered.
For More Information
All of the procedures in the center require a physician’s order. You or your physician may schedule the initial appointment by calling the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Flowers Hospital, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 334-794-5000, extension 1685. Should you need to make an appointment after hours or on weekends, you may leave a message.