Sleep studies in Rochester

At the sleep center at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, we understand the importance of a good night's rest. As sleep becomes interrupted, we start to lose many of its benefits—such as increased concentration and decreased stress.

If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, our sleep specialists can provide a diagnosis and treatment plan to help you get the sleep you need.

For additional information about our sleep disorder treatments, contact our hospital's sleep center at (603) 994-0013.

Comprehensive sleep medicine

Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our specialized team—including sleep medicine doctors, nurses and sleep technicians—uses advanced technology to evaluate your sleep patterns and identify the underlying cause of a sleep disorder.

A sleep disorder may be connected to other medical conditions, which is why we also work with other physicians at the hospital for a collaborative approach to care.

Sleep disorders we diagnose and treat

The sleep center treats a wide range of sleep disorders, including:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Heavy snoring
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nocturnal seizures
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (the most common sleep disorder)
  • Pulmonary-related sleep disorders
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleepwalking

Sleep studies

If you are having consistent trouble sleeping, our sleep center offers diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosing sleep disorders. Our sleep center offers a private, warm and home-like setting with rooms that keep your personal comfort in mind. Each room includes a desk, dresser, private bathroom and shower.

An in-lab sleep study examines a series of sleep behaviors with video monitoring. During an in-lab sleep study, the following will be monitored to diagnose a sleep issue:

  • Brainwave activity
  • Breathing patterns
  • Heart rate
  • Heart rhythm
  • Muscle movement
  • Oxygen levels

If the sleep study determines there is a sleep disorder present, patients will follow up to see one of our specialists to discuss test results and decide on a treatment plan.

When to see a sleep specialist

Many times, sleep problems present as symptoms you can identify yourself. However, to determine if you may need to see a sleep specialist, ask yourself the following questions.

Do you:

  • Awaken often during the night?
  • Awaken suddenly gasping for breath?
  • Awaken with heartburn, coughing or wheezing?
  • Experience leg pain during the night?
  • Experience vivid, dreamlike scenes upon falling asleep or awakening?
  • Feel sleepy during the day?
  • Have trouble falling asleep at night?
  • Kick and thrash while asleep?
  • Snore loudly?

Although many patients receive a referral from their primary care physician, we also welcome direct phone calls for questions and scheduling.