Having Trouble Sleeping?
You’re not alone. More than a quarter of Americans say they don’t get enough sleep and 10 percent report chronic sleep problems. Insomnia isn't just frustrating—it’s linked to a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, obesity and depression. If you often have trouble sleeping, you may have a sleep disorder. The sleep professionals at North Kansas City Hospital can help.
The Sleep Health Center
Under the direction of board-certified sleep physician Joseph Henry, M.D., the Sleep Health Center at North Kansas City Hospital offers sleep studies that can accurately test for and treat more than 20 sleep disorders, including:
The Sleep Health Center has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the leading accrediting agency for sleep services, since 2002 and was the first of its kind in the Northland. Our registered polysomnographic technologists are specially trained and experienced in conducting sleep studies tailored to your specific needs.
What Happens at the Sleep Center?
Sleep studies are conducted on an outpatient basis and are a painless, effective way to diagnose sleep disorders. Our staff will give you personalized attention and detailed information on how the study works and what to expect.
You’ll spend a normal sleep period (night or day) in a room that looks and feels like a bedroom with a full-sized bed, private bathroom and a television. Special electrodes are attached to your head, chest and legs. Once asleep, your brain wave activity is monitored, along with eye activity, heart rate, airflow, chest and abdomen movement and oxygen levels.
After the study, we’ll review the results with you and your physician and discuss possible treatment options. Treatment can sometimes be started immediately to help you start getting better sleep right away.
How to Get Started
The Sleep Health Center is open day and night, seven days a week. A doctor’s referral is required for a sleep study. Talk to your doctor or attend one of our free Sleep Health Awareness group sessions to learn more.
Sleep Health Awareness
Our Sleep Health Awareness group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the PrairieView Room of Health Services Pavilion. The meetings are free and open to anyone who experiences difficulty getting a good night's sleep and would like more information on our sleep studies. Topics vary each month and questions are welcome. Registration is not required.
Call 816-346-7450 for more information.
Visit our online Health Encyclopedia to learn more about sleep disorders.
Get tips for better sleep from the Sleep Health Center.
Call the North Kansas City Hospital Sleep Health Center at 816-346-7450 for more information. A one-on-one session and tour can be scheduled at no charge to help ensure your comfort prior to a sleep study.
The Sleep Health Center is located on the 2nd Floor of the Main Hospital between the Gift Shop and Human Resources.