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Aspirus Regional Sleep Disorder Center

The Aspirus Regional Sleep Disorder Center provides complete 12 channel sleep studies, including neurologic, respiratory, and muscle group monitoring.

Medical interpretation is provided by Board Certified Sleep Specialists with subspecialty expertise in Neurology and Pulmonology. All of the polysomnographic technologists are either Registered or Registry eligible.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has granted national, full-accredited status to the Wausau campus. To receive the prestigious AASM accreditation, the Aspirus Regional Sleep Disorder Center was subject to meticulous review, which included on-site visits observing operation of the center, the quality of facilities, evaluation of testing procedures, and reviews of staff qualifications

The most common disorder diagnosed and treated at the Sleep Disorder Center is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Others include Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Periodic limb movement disorder, Restless Leg Syndrome, Upper Airway Resistance, Somnambulism (sleep walking), REM Behavior Disorder and Circadian Rhythm Disorder.

Some of the more frequent testing services provided include:
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): Used to determine the reason for excessive daytime sleepiness, Narcolepsy, or various seizure disorders.

  • Split Night Nocturnal Polysomnogram: A patient's sleep is monitored during the first half of the night and then the patient is placed on a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) when indicated for the remainder of the night. The pressures are slowly raised to the point where the airway is kept open and the sleep problem disappears.

  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test: A patient is tested for their ability to stay awake during normal daytime activities.

For more information, please call (715) 847-2302 or 800-817-2363.

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