Sleep Disorders

Be Rested and Be Ready for Each Day

Ascension Via Christi's experienced sleep medicine specialists provide sleep lab studies and care that is right for you.

Specializing In Sleep Medicine

The Ascension Via Christi sleep disorders care teams in Wichita, Manhattan and Pittsburg provide a wide range of services:

  • Diagnosis of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
  • Overnight sleep studies
  • CPAP/BiPAP

At Ascension Via Christi, our care team recognize that insufficient or restless sleep may increase the risk of:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Obesity

Lack of quality sleep can also impede daily activities, making it difficult to:

  • Concentrate
  • Learn
  • Remember
  • Control impulses and emotions
  • React quickly

If three or more of the following statements describe you, contact an Ascension Via Christi Sleep Center. Do you:

  • Snore when you sleep
  • Gasp for breath or appear to stop breathing during sleep
  • Behave irregularly or talk when you sleep
  • Wake frequently due to pain, noise or other reasons
  • Feel tired or have trouble staying awake during the day
  • Find yourself nodding off while driving
  • Collapse or feel extreme fatigue during emotional times
  • Have the urge to tap or move your legs and feet during the day
  • Still feel tired when you wake up

What To Expect At Your Appointment

During your first appointment at the sleep center, you will meet with one of our board-certified sleep medicine doctors. We listen to understand your symptoms and health concerns. A thorough physical evaluation will determine if a sleep lab study is recommended.

Sleep Lab Testing

At Ascension Via Christi our care team performs a variety of sleep studies.

  • Overnight sleep study (polysomnogram)
    You are monitored overnight in one of our sleep labs. This test is used to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders and to determine if therapy is successful.
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test
    This sleep study is a daytime test to monitor your breathing, brain activity and wakefulness during four separate 40 minute sessions. The test reports your ability to stay awake, especially in jobs that affect day and nighttime shifts (commercial drivers, pilots, swing shifts, etc.)
  • Multiple sleep latency test
    The daytime sleepiness test monitors you during five separate napping opportunities and helps to determine how quickly you fall asleep and the stages of sleep.
  • Imaging and laboratory tests
    Our care team may recommend specific medical imaging studies or blood tests.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Service

At Ascension Via Christi, our care team provides full-service continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) equipment, supplies, and masks to our patients. The equipment is of the highest quality and our registered respiratory therapists spend time customizing your particular device for your needs. The respiratory care team works closely with our sleep medicine doctors to monitor your CPAP therapy effectiveness.

The sleep disorder and respiratory care teams listen so we can improve your confidence, and comfort with the therapy.

Contact Ascension Via Christi Sleep Services

For information, please call the following for sleep services and medicine:

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