Sleep Disorder Center
ECHN's Sleep Disorders Center at Manchester Memorial Hospital, uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose sleep related disorders. Board-certified Sleep Medicine physicians then review each test to determine treatment requirements.
Sleep Disorders Center Video Library
The First Step to a Good Nights Sleep!
Patient Care at the Sleep Disorders Center
Interview with Manager, Robert Marigliani
The Sleep Disorders Center:
- Is staffed by sleep professionals and trained specialists and one of only a few centers in Connecticut to be certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
- Schedules sleep testing times based on YOUR sleep routine, no matter what that may be.
- Works with you to schedule appointments and get your results to your doctor quickly.
- Offers a Pediatric Sleep Program
What is a sleep problem?
Symptoms of a sleep problem include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking often during the night
- Waking too early and being unable to go back to sleep
- Waking up not feeling refreshed
- Pauses in breathing
- Unpleasant sensations in the legs
The cause of sleep problems can be discovered through a sleep study, which is conducted overnight in a quiet wing of the hospital or the satellite office. Patients settle in a private, home-like room, where they can read or watch TV until they fall asleep.
While they sleep, monitors measure their brain wave activity, breathing, heart rhythm, eye movements, chest movements, arm and leg movements, and oxygen level. In the morning, the patient goes home or to work, and the data collected is analyzed.
Sleep disorders that are diagnosed at the ECHN Sleep Disorders Center:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, in which a person's breathing passages become temporarily blocked during sleep
- Central sleep apnea, a neurological condition in which the brain "forgets" to instruct the body to breathe
- Periodic leg movements, a syndrome in which a person's legs, feet, or toes will move during sleep, causing repeated awakening
- Restless leg syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in a person's legs that can interfere with the ability to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Narcolepsy, in which a person has sudden sleep attacks throughout the day and night that sometimes cannot be controlled
- Insomnia, a chronic (ongoing) inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep throughout the night
Find out more about our services by calling the ECHN Sleep Disorders Center at 860.646.1222 ext. 6881.