UCHealth Sleep Medicine Clinic - Briargate

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Hours
Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – noon
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

**Opens February 2022**

UCHealth Sleep Medicine Clinic – Briargate provides the highest level of sleep medicine services in Colorado Springs. We are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

According to the Sleep Foundation, it’s estimated that more than 70 million people in this country suffer from a sleep disorder. Symptoms of a sleep disorder include daytime sleepiness or fatigue, falling asleep during the day at inappropriate times, un-refreshing sleep, waking up gasping for air, and snoring.

Officially, there are 81 documented sleep disorders, some of the more common ones include:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypoventilation syndrome (HVS)
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Seizure disorders

The importance of sleep

Sleep may often seem overrated, and even a waste of time, but in order to stay healthy everyone must make time for it. To stay healthy emotionally and physically, sleep is needed in certain amounts and on a daily basis. Sleep also helps the body rest after a long day, recover after an injury and/or illness and helps the body feel more energized. If people don’t make time to get their rest, their actions may result in consequences such as a higher risk for diabetes, obesity, depression and even heart conditions like heart disease.

At our sleep medicine clinic, we offer sleep studies and sleep consultations (we recommend you contact your insurance company to verify coverage to see a specialist)

Getting help for sleep problems

For anyone suffering with sleep problems, there is always a way to seek help. Many people don’t understand that their sleep problems are linked and a result of different systems in the body. For example, patients suffering from narcolepsy have a neurological disorder, while those suffering from sleep apnea have a respiratory condition that needs attention.

Different sleep disorders will be treated by different specialists. For example, someone seeking treatment for their narcolepsy won’t be going to a specialist that mainly focuses on sleep apnea. Though there are all sorts of helpful physicians out there, there are also many helpful medical specialists. A person can go and seek treatment with the help of many different programs, rehabilitation centers and mental health centers. There are certain standards and certifications that physicians must meet in order to become certified for the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Each patient should take the time to further discuss with their physician any sleep concerns that they may have.

Our sleep doctors and specialists

Receive your sleep disorders care from our multi-specialty team of Colorado Springs sleep doctors and specialists At UCHealth Sleep Medicine Clinic – Briargate, we have multi-specialty teams of Colorado Springs sleep doctors and specialists who are part of your sleep disorders care to include board-certified sleep specialists, nurse practitioners, sleep technologists, to name several — all at one location.

Although you might be unsure of who to see about your sleep-related problems, there are plenty of sleep doctors and specialists out there who can help. The cause of your sleep-related problems will depend on the type of specialist who you will need to see, but your primary care physician might be able to help or point you in the right direction.

Accreditation

American Academy of Sleep Medicine logoOur sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) assuring you receive the highest quality and appropriate sleep disorders care right here, in Colorado Springs.

The Sleep Medicine Center at Memorial Hospital is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Our sleep medicine services

You can receive all of your sleep disorders care at one location. We provide:

  • Sleep studies
  • Pre- and post-sleep study consultations

What to expect if you are scheduled for a sleep study

A sleep study requires an overnight stay in our clinic and is considered an outpatient visit by your insurance company. After checking in, you are taken to your private room equipped with a bed, private bathroom and cable television. Your technician explains the procedure and answers your questions while preparing you for the test. Electrodes are attached to collect the data. The wires are long enough for you to move around the room and turn over in bed. You may read or watch television until your normal bedtime. You are monitored throughout the night and you can page your technician if you need anything. Tests typically end around 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

A final report is ready in 7 to 10 days. We fax a copy to your referring doctor. We encourage you to schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor to discuss the findings of the sleep study. If you need treatment, it is discussed at that time.

Sleep disorders we treat

We can evaluate and treat any sleep condition that you may be suffering from. Common sleep disorders we evaluate and treat include:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea

Our sleep disorder treatments

We offer the full array of sleep disorders care in Colorado Springs. Common sleep disorders we evaluate and treat at Memorial Sleep Disorders Center include:

  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy

Sleep may often seem overrated, and even a waste of time, but in order to stay healthy everyone must make time for it. To stay healthy emotionally and physically, sleep is needed in certain amounts and on a daily basis. Sleep also helps the body rest after a long day, recover after an injury and/or illness and helps the body feel more energized. If people don’t make time to get their rest, their actions may result in consequences such as a higher risk for diabetes, obesity, depression and even heart conditions like heart disease.

Those who don’t get adequate amounts of sleep will soon notice their emotional and mental health deteriorating. For example, they may not be as productive, and their daily routine may seem much more stressful. It is also said that those suffering from insomnia will have a greater risk of developing certain psychiatric problems. Recent studies have also shown that those who get an inadequate amount of sleep each night have a harder time with these tasks:

  • Learning new things
  • Mathematical problems
  • Memorization
  • Reasoning

Scheduling

[to come]