People with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of having a stroke or heart attack. The Sleep Lab at Alta View Hospital and the Sleep Clinic at Sandy Clinic on the Alta View Hospital campus can help you treat sleep apnea and avoid dangerous risks such as those listed above.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome is a disorder of upper airway collapse during sleep that causes pauses in breathing, snoring, and low oxygen levels.
Current guidelines recommend evaluation for sleep apnea in patients with symptoms such as insomnia, snoring, witnessed apneas, non-restful sleep, daytime fatigue, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Sleep apnea screening should be considered if you have chronic medical conditions (as these can be exacerbated) including:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Heart disease
- Migraine headaches
- Difficult-to-control asthma
- Pulmonary hypertension
The standard for diagnosing Sleep Apnea Syndrome is overnight polysomnography in a sleep lab. Treatment is most successful with CPAP - a positive airway pressure machine. With the use of CPAP, improvement of symptoms of daytime fatigue or sleepiness is usually observed.
The Sandy Clinic Sleep Lab is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (801) 501-2110.
The Alta View Hospital Sleep Lab operates Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Oximeters are provided on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (801) 501-2358 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (transferred to Intermountain Medical Center) or call the sleep lab directly at (801) 507-2016.