Helping you get a good night’s sleep
Getting enough sleep is an essential
part of living a healthy lifestyle. If you find yourself tossing and
turning at night, Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center can
help. Our sleep experts specialize in detecting, evaluating and
treating a wide range of sleep abnormalities and sleep-related
disorders. We can give you the help you need to form healthy sleeping
To learn more about sleep health and our services, please call
Sleep disorders have been linked to
serious conditions like cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression,
diabetes and high-blood pressure. Symptoms of sleep disorders may
include snoring, awakenings, restless legs, daytime sleepiness, or
unusual behaviors during sleep. By using advanced technology for
diagnosis and treatment, our staff can help increase your health,
restfulness and quality of life.
How you will be assessed
You will meet with one of our sleep
specialists to evaluate your symptoms and sleeping habits. Once your
sleep needs are identified, a preliminary diagnosis will be made and
a course of treatment may be recommended.
A sleep study may be required if more
information is needed for a diagnosis. This is performed overnight at
our sleep lab located in our hospital. We will evaluate the length
and quality of your sleep by measuring and analyzing the following
Eye, chin and leg movement
Breathing, breathing effort and
Blood oxygen levels
Once our sleep study is completed and
enough information is gathered, we will recommend the most
appropriate treatment to address your needs.
To prepare for your sleep study, bring any personal and hygiene products that you normally would when
you plan to spend the night away from home. You can even bring your
own pillow and blanket. We want to make sure you are as comfortable
as possible. Shower facilities are also available.
To learn more about sleep health services, please call 703-369-8268.