Are you getting a good night's sleep? Sleeping seven to eight hours a night allows for mental and physical restoration. Many individuals do not have restorative sleep, which can significantly affect daily functioning and quality of life.
The Center for Sleep Disorders at Exeter Hospital offers state-of-the-art procedures and testing services to aid patients in the diagnoses of sleep disorders. We take a multidisciplinary approach to clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing and treatment by working with our team of pulmonary, otolaryngology, neurology, psychiatry, nutrition, and cardiology specialists to provide comprehensive care for patients with sleep disorders. Our center also provides testing for children ages 6 - 12 years for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Patients at the Center for Sleep Disorders are offered a full range of behavioral, pharmacological, surgical and device related therapies to improve the symptoms and long term health effect.
The following services are offered:
- Evaluation, treatment and close follow-up by our sleep physician
- Coordination of care with homecare providers
- Testing offered:
- Home Sleep Testing (HST)
- Polysomnogram (PSG)
- PSG with CPAP/Bipap Titrations
- Overnight Pulse Oximetry
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- CPAP mask visits with one of our sleep technicians
- Accommodations made for shift workers
- Oxygen available
Coming for a sleep study can often make a patient feel apprehensive. To assist with this, we aim to make our bedrooms spacious, comfortable and relaxing. Our bedrooms are equipped with:
- Private bathroom
- Cable TV/computer hookup
- Double beds
- Morning refreshments
Our appointment times allow the physician to spend time with each patient to understand their needs and develop a thorough treatment plan.
Our facility is handicap accessible
Meet our sleep specialist.
Anne Magauran, MD
Our medical director, Anne Magauran, MD., specializes in sleep medicine and understands the problems sleep disorders can cause and how it effects everyday life. She is fellowship trained at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Neurology. (Fellowship training means extensive, specialty training in all sleep disorders evaluation and treatment.)
Sleep studies require a physician's referal. For more information, talk to your primary care provider and call 603-580-7653.
Don't Cheat Your Sleep
Proper Shuteye is essential for good health
New Hampshire Magazine, Aug 2017
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