Having Trouble Sleeping?

Self-tests for Sleep Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

A doctor's referral is required for a sleep study.

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.

Diagnostic Sleep Center

Under the direction of board-certified sleep physicians Joseph Henry, MD, Brian Ladesich, MD and Scott Shorten, MD, the Diagnostic Sleep Center offers sleep studies that can accurately test for and treat more than 20 sleep disorders, including:

The Diagnostic Sleep 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.

Two Locations

We have two Diagnostic Sleep Centers serving the Northland (see right). The Sleep Center at North Kansas City Hospital is open seven day/nights a week. The Center on Green Hills Road is open three nights a week. No sleep study appointments are available during the day.

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 Diagnostic Sleep 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 Pavilion, first floor. 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 Diagnostic Sleep Center.

Contact Us

Call the North Kansas City Hospital Diagnostic Sleep 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.

Convenient Locations

North Kansas City Hospital
2nd Floor, near Gift Shop
2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Green Hills Road
8640 N Green Hills Rd, Ste 44
Kansas City, MO 64154
Open Wed., Thurs., and Fri.

Is a Sleep Study Right For You?

Learn more about sleep studies and hear from neurologist, Dr. Scott Shorten as he reiterates the importance of addressing sleep concerns to reduce associated health risks.