St. Mary's Medical Center | Huntington, WV | (304) 526-1234

Regional Sleep Center

For millions of Americans, a good night's sleep can be the impossible dream. About 35 percent of the American population complains of difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining sleep. Others suffer through agonizing days of listlessness, fatigue and irritability. In some cases, heart conditions, high blood pressure and difficulty in completing attention-related tasks can be linked to some illnesses that masquerade as poor sleep.

Regional Sleep Center That's why St. Mary's Medical Center established the area's first comprehensive sleep center to diagnose and treat sleep-related disorders. St. Mary's sleep medicine team monitors your sleep to identify and assess any sleep disorder you might have. But the best part comes when treatment is prescribed and you have your first peaceful sleep in years.

The Regional Sleep Center at St. Mary's Medical Center is the first sleep center in the Tri-State accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The AASM is a professional medical association representing practitioners of sleep medicine and research. The organization is dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, advancement of sleep research and public and professional education.

There are many reasons why you should choose an accredited facility for your sleep study:

  • At accredited sleep centers, you will have confidence that the highest quality of care is being demonstrated and the most skilled physicians are caring for patients
  • You will have a clean, comfortable environment where patient dignity and safety are upheld
  • Each accredited facility must adhere to strict evidence based practice parameters ensuring the highest quality of care is maintained at all times
  • You will have the assurance of a knowledgable, trained staff
  • A diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine is required to be on staff and review all sleep studies conducted at the facility
  • A quality assurance plan is in place for all aspects of the sleep program
  • Staff members are required to continually update their knowledge of sleep medicine by taking part in professional activities
  • The facility has relationships with hospitals and appropriate clinical specialties
  • The staff at accredited sleep centers educates and informs the local community about sleep and sleep disorders
  • The accredited sleep facility is among a minority of sleep programs in the nation that comply with the high standards of care required by the AASM

Regional Sleep Center The sleep medicine team at St. Mary's Sleep Disorders Center is trained to identify all sleeping disorders, whatever their origin.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (304) 526-1880.

How well do you sleep?

Complete these questions to find out how well you sleep. To take the sleep test, check the box beside each statement that is true for you. If a statement does not apply or is false, simply go on to the next statement. To score your test, follow the directions immediately following each separate set of questions.

  1. I have been told that I snore.
  2. I have been told that I stop breathing while I sleep.
  3. I have high blood pressure.
  4. My friends and family say that I am often grumpy and irritable.
  5. I wish I had more energy.
  6. I sweat excessively during the night.
  7. I have noticed my heart pounding or beating irregularly during the night.
  8. I wake with a headache.
  9. I have trouble sleeping when I have a cold.
  10. I suddenly wake up gasping for breath during the night.
  11. I am overweight.
  12. I seem to be losing my sex drive.
  13. I often feel sleepy and struggle to remain alert.
  14. I frequently wake with a dry mouth.

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  1. I have difficulty falling asleep.
  2. Thoughts race through my mind and prevent me from sleeping.
  3. I anticipate a problem with sleep almost every night.
  4. I wake up during the night and cannot go back to sleep.
  5. I worry about things and have trouble relaxing.
  6. I wake up earlier in the morning than I would like to.
  7. I lie awake for half an hour or more before I fall asleep.
  8. I often feel sad and depressed.

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  1. I have touble concentrating at work or school.
  2. When I am angry or surprised, I feel like my muscles are going limp.
  3. I have fallen asleep while driving.
  4. I often feel like I am going around in a daze.
  5. I have experienced vivid dreamlike scenes upon falling asleep or awakening.
  6. I feel like I am hallucinating when I fall asleep.
  7. Naps are refreshing to me.
  8. I have fallen asleep in social settings such as the movies or at a party.
  9. I have trouble at work because of sleepiness.
  10. I have dream soon after falling asleep or during naps.
  11. I have "sleep attack" during the day no matter how hard I try to stay awake.
  12. I have had episodes of feeling paralyzed during my sleep.

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  1. Other than when exercising, I still experience muscle tension in my legs
  2. I have noticed (or others have commented) that parts of my body jerk during sleep.
  3. I have been told that I kick at night.
  4. When trying to go to sleep, I experience an aching or crawling sensation in my legs.
  5. I experience leg pain or cramps during the night.
  6. Sometimes I can't keep my legs still at night, I just have to move them to feel comfortable.
  7. I awaken with sore or achy muscles.
  8. Even though I slept during the night, I feel sleepy during the day.

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For more information, contact Sleep Center at 304-526-1880.