Help for a good night's sleep
A good night's sleep
is not just a luxury. Lack of sleep can have a serious impact on your life, from your productivity at work to your relationships at home. Millions of Americans are living with an untreated sleep disorder. Sleep disorders affect your ability to get uninterrupted, quality sleep. Debilitating sleepiness can increase the chances of driving accidents and may lead to health complications, including heart problems.
Find out if you're at risk for a sleep disorder by taking our online assessment
Kansas City Sleep Doctors
The Sleep Disorders Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) can help. Our Kansas City sleep doctors can determine, often in one overnight stay, if you have a sleep disorder. Additionally, the Center will help you arrange for setup of any home care equipment required to treat your sleep disorder.
Kansas City Sleep Studies
If you have two or more of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for a sleep study in Kansas City. Talk to your physician if you experience:
- Loud snoring that bothers others
- Gasping, choking sounds during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Legs jerking or flailing during sleep
- Frequent awakenings for unknown reasons
- More than 20 pounds over your ideal weight
- Frequent morning headaches
- Daytime sleepiness, including unintentionally falling asleep
- Sleepiness while driving or as a passenger in a car
The Sleep Disorders Center at SMMC is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders. This means the Sleep Disorders Center meets or exceeds the extensive standards set by the AASM, ensuring you will receive the highest quality of care. Additionally, our medical director, Michael Nelson, MD, is board-certified in Sleep Medicine.
The newly expanded Center has six beds in a hotel-like setting. Our rooms are designed for comfort and privacy, offering a full-sized bed, television and private bathroom. We offer a variety of times for appointments to fit your schedule, including daytime sleep studies for people who work evenings and weekends and normally sleep during the day.
For More Information
If you are unable to achieve six to eight hours of good sleep each night, or if it generally takes you more than 12 minutes to fall asleep, you could have a sleep disorder. Talk to your primary care physician about getting an order for a sleep study in Kansas City. For more information on sleep disorders, call the Sleep Disorders Center at 913-676-8112.