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Sleep Study Program

South Shore Hospital's respiratory therapy department offers a clinical program to pinpoint causes of sleep disturbances. Physician referral required. Please call 781-624-8213 for more information.

How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

A sleep disorder is any type of disturbance in your sleeping patterns. There are currently 84 different sleep disorders, including difficulties with nocturnal sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and/or abnormal breathing patterns during sleep. More than 30 million Americans experience chronic sleep problems, which can affect concentration, appetite, and social interactions. South Shore Hospital’s sleep study program is designed to help determine what can be done to improve your sleeping patterns, as well as your overall health and well-being.

What are symptoms of a sleep disorder?

Common reasons your physician may recommend a sleep study are:

  • Loud snoring
  • Sleep apnea: short periods of time during the night when you stop breathing
  • Excessive daytime fatigue and/or fatigue u pon awakening
  • Frequent awakening
  • Insomnia
  • Morning headaches
  • Frequent leg twitching or leg cramps
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Depression
  • Nocturnal (night time) seizures

Will my insurance cover a sleep study?

Most insurance companies pay for sleep studies. Please check with your insurer for specifics.

Please call our sleep lab for more details about sleep studies: (781) 624-8213 or (781) 624-8068

    

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