Sleep is a time of rest for the entire body, renewing a person’s mental and physical health each day. So, when you don’t get enough sleep, your whole life is affected. Fatigue can cause significant health issues, personality changes and irritability – even lead to accidents and injuries.
If you feel you aren’t getting enough sleep and experience excessive daytime sleepiness, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder. The St. Vincent Sleep Disorders Centers can help you get the rest you need.
Common sleep disturbances treated by our sleep specialists include:
Left untreated, sleep problems can contribute to significant health problems such as high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms or heart disease, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, clinical depression, and other serious conditions.
St. Vincent Sleep Disorders Centers are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We specialize in providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment for people suffering from sleep disorders. Our team of physicians are board-certified in sleep medicine and have extensive clinical and research experience in sleep disorders.
Our services include:
Our Board-Certified Sleep Specialists are available to evaluate and treat all types of sleep disorders. An office visit can be scheduled to determine if a sleep study is needed or to discuss treatment options after the study is completed. Our physicians also provide CPAP follow-ups and ongoing support.
We provide testing for all sleep disorders with state of the art equipment and experienced, credentialed clinical staff. We provide a hotel-like environment with convenient locations to better serve our patients.
St. John’s Medical Supplies are on-site to provide education and equipment for all your CPAP needs. Respiratory Therapists are always available to assist with mask problems or other machine issues. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome.
There is a new FDA-approved surgical option for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which St. Vincent is excited to offer: hypoglossal nerve stimulator implantation. Inspire therapy is an option for CPAP-intolerant patients with moderate to severe OSA. This is a fully implanted system that delivers mild stimulation to keep a patient’s airway open during sleep and is controlled with a small handheld sleep remote.
The surgically implanted system consists of three components: a small generator, a breathing sensor lead, and a stimulation lead. When activated, Inspire therapy senses breathing patterns and delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which keeps the airway open during sleep. The patient simply turns the therapy on before bed and off upon waking using the handheld Inspire sleep remote. The Inspire system is typically implanted on an outpatient basis and therapy settings are then optimized during a routine sleep study.
St. Vincent is the only hospital in Indiana trained in the implantation of this hypoglossal nerve stimulator implant. For more information on the specifics of the therapy please call 317-338-2152 or 800-972-7869. Additional information can also be obtained from inspiresleep.com.
Different options exist for treating sleep disorders. Our team of sleep specialists will provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and follow up to help determine the best treatment for you.
Common options include:
A sleep study requires an overnight stay in our hotel-like environment. You will have a private bathroom, television, and Select Comfort Sleep Number bed. Several sensors will be placed on your head and face to monitor your sleeping patterns throughout the night. A board-certified sleep physician will then interpret the data and provide treatment recommendations and follow-up care if indicated. A sleep study does require an order from a physician.
Physician offices may also schedule sleep studies through Central Scheduling at (317) 338-3224
Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past year?
We suggest you discuss these results with your physician.
Can sleep apnea trigger an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)?
Is my rise in blood pressure complicated by snoring and gasping for air at night?
Yes, including the risk of developing Pulmonary Hypertension
Is my heart getting the oxygen it needs to function properly?
St. Vincent Sleep Center specialists and cardiologists have several types of cardiac risk assessments to pinpoint the association between sleep apnea and heart disease. We recognize the importance of a good night’s sleep as one element in heart disease prevention. It is also an important part of cardiac recovery after a procedure or sugery.
Poor sleep can increase your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure and more. Your heart health could be at risk if you:
For many people, cardiovascular conditions go hand-in-hand with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). During the night, your breathing may stop up to 50 to 100 times an hour. This causes your heart to work harder and can lead to serious health risks. Learn more about obstructive sleep apnea.
The St.Vincent Indianapolis Sleep Center on 86th Street, one of our four sleep disorder centers, is the only Indiana location to offer a new, surgical implant as an alternative to continuous positive airway devices (CPAPs). Learn more about Inspire® Therapy.
After a comprehensive sleep study, get help modifying your sleep habits at any of our regional sleep center locations. We can help you with: