Winsted Health Center
115 Spencer Street, Winsted
The CHH Sleep Center is the first hospital-based program offering state-of-the-art sleep testing for sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome.
The sleep clinic center features four comfortable patient rooms staffed by trained registered sleep specialist technologists who perform comprehensive day and overnight sleep studies. These studies are certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine which assures quality patient care through comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment for sleep programs nationwide.
The Hospital’s highly qualified staff includes physician sleep specialists, sleep apnea specialist and registered polysomnographic technologists who adhere to strict standards in areas such as testing procedures, policies, patient safety and physician and staff training.
Trouble Sleeping? You May Have a Sleep Disorder
Do you find yourself counting sheep a lot lately? It’s only natural to have trouble sleeping once in a while, but if you have difficulty staying awake during the day or if you feel tired even after a full night of sleep, you may be one of the 50 million Americans with a sleep disorder.
Common symptoms of sleep disorders include snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, insomnia, restless legs or sleepwalking. Sleep disorders can greatly interfere with your professional and social life resulting in injuries at work, intellectual dysfunction and auto accidents. Sleep disorders can cause headaches, depression, loss of libido and memory loss, as well as diabetes and significant cardiac problems.
If you think you have a sleep disorder, contact your physician for a non-invasive, painless evaluation called a polysomnogram, or sleep study at our sleep center. A sleep study is a diagnostic medical procedure and is covered by most insurance companies when ordered by a physician.
Upon arrival at our Sleep Center for a study, patients are greeted by a sleep expert or sleep apnea specialist and assigned a private, comfortable, hotel-like room with a full size bed and cable TV. Handicapped-accessible restrooms are also available. In order to obtain a sleep study at our sleep clinic, patients should first be evaluated by their primary care physician. A doctor’s referral also required and most health insurance plans including Medicare cover sleep studies, which are recognized as standard medical diagnostic procedures.
During a sleep study at our sleep hospital, after you fall asleep, a state-of-the-art computerized equipment will record your body’s sleep patterns through brain wave activity, respiratory flow and rate, heart rhythm, eye movements, chest motion, limb movements and the amount of oxygen in your blood. After your sleep clinic study is complete, your referring physician will receive a report of the results of your sleep study including your treatment options. The Hungerford Sleep Laboratory utilizes the Alice® 5 Sleep Diagnostic System which continues to gain worldwide recognition for its advanced sleep analysis capabilities. Alice 5 helps to facilitate a more efficient process for sleep lab technicians and generates more comprehensive data for the diagnosis of disorders.
For more information on sleep disorders and testing at our sleep clinic, contact the CHH Sleep Center at (860) 738-6620.