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Jackson Hole Sleep Disorder Center

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Far too many people underestimate the value of sleep. A good night’s rest is not just something that helps you get through the day, it is a vital part of your health. If you consistently have difficulty sleeping through the night, you are at risk of developing severe health conditions like heart disease and clinical depression. At St. John’s Health, we want to help you obtain the peaceful sleep you deserve.

For more information, call St. John's Sleep Disorder Center at 307.739.7305

The Sleep Disorder Center at St. John's Health is Wyoming's first sleep disorder center in Wyoming accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We offer monthly consultation clinics for individuals who may be affected by a sleep disorder, including sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. The center is run by physicians board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and sleep medicine. We are also equipped with an on-site Sleep Lab for diagnostic testing.

Examples of Common Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia – This is a common condition experienced by 1 in 5 Americans nearly every night. You may have insomnia if you have difficulty falling asleep, wake frequently during the night, wake up early and cannot get back to sleep, or feel lethargic during the day. Often caused by stress, anxiety, depression, disease, or medications.
  • Sleep Apnea – If people in your household have complained about your loud snoring, you may want to be checked for sleep apnea. This condition is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, loud snoring, and excessive daytime sleepiness (i.e., falling asleep easily and sometimes inappropriately). Untreated, this disorder can be life threatening; consequences may include high blood pressure and other cardiovascular complications. More than twelve million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and it is conservatively estimated that ten million remain undiagnosed.
  • Circadian Rhythm Disruption – Your circadian rhythm is your body’s internal schedule for sleeping. When this is disrupted, you may find yourself awake at odd hours and sleeping during the day. This condition is often experienced by shift workers, symptoms of this disorder include memory and concentration difficulties and impaired job performance, stomach problems (especially heartburn and indigestion), menstrual irregularities, colds and flu, weight gain, high blood pressure and heart problems
  • Narcolepsy - Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that affects an estimated 200,000 Americans. Individuals with narcolepsy can randomly fall asleep at odd times. This can be a very dangerous condition as it is very possible someone could fall asleep while driving a car or other precarious situations.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) – More than 4 million Americans feel an abnormal sense of discomfort in their legs while trying sleep. The sensation is constant and might not disappear without standing up and walking around, making sleep near impossible.

Treating Sleep Disorders

Once your sleep disorder has been diagnosed, the medical team will start working with you to find out what’s causing it and the best way to treat it. Sleep disorders can often be treated with lifestyle changes, including medication, better diet, exercise, and stress management.

In your frustration with your sleep disorder, you may have searched the internet and read about similar treatments that proved ineffectual. The difference here is that the treatment prescribed will be customized specifically for your condition and lifestyle. We do not hand you a list of things that could help and walk you out the door. Our team cares about what they do and helping patients. We can follow up on your condition and continuously tailor treatment to make sure it addresses the root of your problem.

Inspire Sleep Apnea Surgical Treatment

For patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are unable to use or get consistent benefits from wearing the CPAP mask, St. John's Health offers an innovative surgical sleep apnea solution that'll have you on track to better, undisturbed sleep.

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