Adult Sleep Services
According to the National Institutes of Health, sleep apnea is as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, and in some cases even affects children.
The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include very loud, heavy snoring often interrupted by silence then gasps; and falling asleep during the day (at work, watching TV, driving, etc). Other symptoms include morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, anxiety or depression, irritability or short temper, mood or behavior changes, decreased interest in sex, and loss of energy.
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, call your primary care provider. He or she may refer you to the Sleep Center for a sleep study, which involves an overnight stay in the center for observation by a sleep technologist.
The Sleep Center
The LRGHealthcare Sleep Center (an accredited sleep center) specializes in sleep disorders. Our board-certified sleep professionals have the necessary expertise to diagnose and treat all varieties of sleep disorders. They will work with you and your physician to provide you with the treatment and follow-up care you need.
The center is designed to promote a relaxing atmosphere and a pleasant patient experience. We offer private diagnostic homelike bedroom suites equipped with full size beds, showers and cable television. Our highly trained staff will make you comfortable during your stay.
LRGHealthcare's Sleep Evaluation Center, located at Hillside Medical Park, is one of only four in the State of New Hampshire. For more information, please call the Center at (603) 737-6755.