When sleep doesn’t come easily, our specialty trained sleep experts use the latest diagnostic technology to find out what is keeping you from getting a good night’s rest.
One in four Americans do not enjoy the benefits of good sleep because they suffer from sleep disorders. Common sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia or narcolepsy, affect a person's health and quality of life, including job performance and family relationships.
Without a proper night’s sleep, you may experience:
An assessment can be helpful in determining the reason for your sleep disorder and lead to treatment that can improve your sleep.
What resources are available at SMMC's Sleep Lab?
Our specialty trained physicians and staff of registered respiratory therapists and polysomnographic technologists offer a full spectrum of care from initial evaluation to sleep study review to diagnosis and long-term management. The Sleep Lab facilities include private bedrooms for sleep studies, supported by state-of-the art sleep equipment.
Patients undergoing a sleep study will spend a night in the Sleep Lab, while brain waves, muscle activity, leg and arm movements, heart rhythms, and other body functions are monitored during sleep. With this information, physicians Chris Hughes, MD, PhD, Robert McArdle, DO and Usha Nalamalapu, MD, FAASM can prescribe a treatment plan that suits the patient's individual needs.
How do I schedule an appointment with the SMMC Sleep Lab?
If you feel that you might benefit from a sleep study, discuss your concerns with your physician.
After a review of your medical history and a physical examination, a sleep study will be scheduled at the SMMC Sleep Lab if it is considered to be beneficial to the management of your sleep disorder.
Will my insurance cover services from the SMMC Sleep Lab?
Services may be covered, in part or entirely, by insurance. SMMC staff can help you determine this.
How do I find the SMMC Sleep Lab?
We are conveniently located at the Goodall Health Center, 2 Livewell Drive in Kennebunk (if using a GPS locator use 7 Shape Drive). Please use the designated parking spaces in front of Quest Fitness. Enter the building through the South Tower and proceed down the hall to the reception desk on your left. There is an intercom on the wall behind the reception desk. Follow the instructions to alert the sleep technician that you have arrived and they will come out to greet you.
To learn more about the Sleep Lab, please call us at 283-6888.