The first Banner Health Sleep Center opened in Mesa, AZ., in 1992 and remains Arizona’s longest fully accredited sleep center. Now with more than a dozen sleep clinics and centers in Arizona, Colorado and Nebraska, Banner Health Sleep Centers have an unsurpassed reputation for delivering excellent patient care and helping individuals of all ages sleep and feel better.
The Banner Health Sleep Centers are made up of highly specialized sleep experts, including professional leadership teams of physicians who, in conjunction with our on-site sleep center managers, oversee the daily operations at each sleep center.
Our “dream team” consists of board certified sleep specialist physicians, nurse practitioners, registered sleep technologists, respiratory therapists and clinicians with more than 75 combined years of experience. This structure helps ensure that each of our sleep disorder specialists are passionately committed to treating sleep disorders in the greater-Phoenix area and beyond, while delivering high-quality and highly personalized patient care.
Did you know that something as seemingly innocent as snoring could be a sign of an underlying sleep disorder?
Sleep-related disorders do not discriminate by age or gender. The effects of undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders can take a significant toll on the overall health and well-being of those who have them. And, they have been linked to such health risks as:
- Cardiac disorders, such as arrhythmia, heart attack and stroke
- Cognitive impairment
- Behavioral issues
- Sudden death
How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?
- Are you always tired or feeling foggy?
- Are you unable to go to sleep, or do you have trouble staying asleep through the night?
- Have you been told you snore or stop breathing, and then wake up gasping?
- Do you fall asleep at times when you should otherwise be able to stay awake and alert?
If you or a loved one experience any of the above symptoms or have ever wondered if a potential sleep disorder might exist, the first step is talking about your sleep issues with your health care provider. Contact the Banner Health Sleep Centers at (480) 412-3684 for help with diagnosis and treatment options. Like any other health condition, early detection and treatment is key to a healthy, and in this case, restful future.
The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.
What is Normal Sleep?
Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, while children require between 9 and 11 hours. With an adequate amount of sleep, you should feel refreshed and alert throughout the day.
What to Do When a Sleep Disorder is Suspected?
If you or a loved one may be one of the millions of individuals who suffer from a sleep-related disorder, discuss the problem with your doctor or specialist, or contact the Sleep Center at (480) 412-3684 for help from sleep specialists, including consultation and sleep-testing options.
What to Expect at the Sleep Center at Banner – University Medical Center
Patients are referred to the Sleep Center for consultations or testing by their primary care physician or medical specialist.
- Adult sleep testing is performed either via a home sleep apnea test or within our sleep center at as close a time to your normal schedule as possible. While you sleep, special equipment records information about brain waves, breathing, heart rate and oxygen levels.
- Pediatric sleep testing is performed in select Banner Sleep Centers. We have specific child-friendly rooms that offer a soothing atmosphere for the best possible outcomes and are designed to accommodate an overnight stay with a parent or guardian.
- Sleep specialist consultations occur in the physician’s office and help to determine underlying sleep issues.
- Sleep testing helps diagnose a suspected sleep disorder via either an at- home sleep apnea test or overnight sleep study within the Sleep Center. The type of sleep test is determined based on age, other health conditions, insurance, or physician’s written order.