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Sleep medicine

The link between good health and good sleep

Sleep and fatigue-related issues can impact your life in many ways, affecting your health, energy, work performance, social life and more. Our team of sleep professionals can

Our sleep medicine specialist

Jefrey Start, DO

Top reasons for sleep loss

  • Insomnia, which affects about 30 percent of adults.
  • Sleep apnea, which causes abnormal breathing during sleep. Untreated, it could lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression or diabetes.
  • Shift work, which occurs when a person has difficulties adjusting to a work schedule that fluctuates between night and day.
  • Restless legs syndrome, a neurological disorder that results in an overwhelming urge to frequently move the legs.
  • Narcolepsy, which results in severe daytime sleepiness and poor quality sleep at night.

If you feel you may be suffering from sleep debt, take our sleep quiz.

Sleep deprivation can lead to higher risk of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

To make an appointment, at Great Plains Health Sleep Medicine, please call 308.568.3500.

Sleep study

When sleep becomes a concern, your doctor may prescribe a sleep study to assess your level of sleep. During the study, you will be required to stay overnight at the Great Plains Health Sleep Medicine Center, located on the third floor of GPWest.

The Great Plains Health Sleep Medicine Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

The sleep study will record your brain waves, heartbeats and breathing as you sleep. It also charts your eye movements, limb movements and oxygen in your blood. This data will help your doctor make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

To make an appointment, at Great Plains Health Sleep Medicine Center, please call 308.568.7640.

Insurance coverage

Most private insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for sleep studies and associated treatments. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company before scheduling a sleep study.

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