Sleep Disorder Testing

Sleep Disorders

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you snore loudly? Do you feel sleepy during the day?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder and ECHN's Sleep Disorders Center at Manchester Memorial Hospital is here for you.

The ECHN Sleep Disorders Center:

  • Schedules sleep testing times based on YOUR sleep routine, no matter what time that may be
  • Uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose sleep-related disorders
  • Is staffed by sleep professionals and trained specialists
  • Is certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Works with you to schedule appointments and get your results to your doctor quickly

Find out more about our services by calling the ECHN Sleep Disorders Center at 860.647.6881.

About Sleep Disorders

There are more than 80 sleep disorders recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, so getting the right diagnosis is important. Some of the more common sleep disorders diagnosed at the ECHN Sleep Disorders Center include:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea, in which your breathing passages become temporarily blocked during sleep
  • Central Sleep Apnea, a neurological condition in which your brain "forgets" to instruct your body to breathe
  • Periodic  Limb Movement Disorder, a syndrome in which your legs, feet, or toes will move during sleep, causing repeated awakening
  • Restless Legs Syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in your legs that can interfere with the ability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • Narcolepsy, in which you have sudden sleep attacks throughout the day and night that sometimes cannot be controlled
  • Insomnia, a chronic (ongoing) inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep throughout the night

Are you wondering if you may have a sleep disorder? Complete the Epworth Sleepiness Scale questionnaire to help you decide if you should seek help for a sleep problem.

Meet the sleep medicine specialists on the ECHN Medical Staff.

About Sleep Studies

The cause of sleep problems can be discovered through a sleep study, which is conducted overnight in a quiet wing of the hospital. You settle in a private, homelike room, where you can read or watch TV until you fall asleep.
While you sleep, monitors measure your brain wave activity, breathing, heart rhythm, eye movements, chest movements, arm and leg movements, and oxygen level. In the morning, you go home or to work, and the data collected is analyzed.
For certain patients a home sleep study may be appropriate. Your doctor or a sleep specialist can help determine which type of test is right for you. The ECHN Sleep Disorders Center can provide you with either option.
Appointments for sleep studies are made with a doctor’s referral. Download an order form for a sleep study

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The First Step to a Good Night’s Sleep!
Patient Care at the Sleep Disorders Center