Treatment for sleep disorders in Richmond
Our sleep medicine professionals at The Chippenham Sleep Center are dedicated to screening, identifying, treating and managing our patients’ sleep disorders using state-of-the-art sleep study technology.
HCA Healthcare partners with Arima Health to provide patients in the Richmond area with an enhanced sleep care model. These premium sleep care services can be found at both Chippenham Hospital and Parham Doctors’ Hospital.
To learn more about the services we provide at our sleep center or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (804) 483-2742.
Our sleep medicine specialists will conduct a sleep study to identify what is causing your sleep problem. During a sleep study, our sleep doctors attach electronic sensors to your body while you sleep to analyze up to 25 continuous measurements, including:
- Heart activity
- Oxygen level
- Brain activity
Measuring these elements while you sleep will help us diagnose your sleep problem and develop a treatment plan to help you get back to sleeping normally.
Sleep disorders we treat
Our sleep disorder experts provide treatment for numerous types of problems that disrupt sleep, including:
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Nocturnal myoclonus
- Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)/heartburn/acid reflux
- Sleep apnea
- Nasal polyps
Sleep apnea is not only one of the most common sleep disorders, but one of the most dangerous. Affecting more than 20 million Americans, sleep apnea becomes more prevalent as we age, affecting more than 40 percent of people 65 years old and older.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to:
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory failure
- Sudden death
Obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea where your throat muscles intermittently relax and obstruct your airway while you sleep. Signs of OSA include:
- Loud snoring
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headache
- Nighttime sweating
- Decreased libido
- Abrupt awakenings accompanied by choking or gasping
- Mood changes, such as irritability and depression
- Inability to concentrate during the day
- Breathing cessation during your sleep
It’s important to participate in a sleep study, so our sleep medicine professionals can determine if you are dealing with obstructive sleep apnea or another sleep disorder.