UAB Medical West Sleep Apnea

UAB Medical West Sleep Disorders Center patient undergoing sleep study

The UAB Medical West Sleep Disorders Center is a diagnostic and treatment center for people suffering from sleep disorders. Here, patients will be evaluated and will receive professional care from our sleep specialists and physicians.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder classified by repeated, interrupted breathing as one sleeps. This disorder is treatable. Untreated cases of sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues such as heart attack, stroke, asthma, acid reflux, cardiac arrhythmia and chronic fatigue. 

What Are The Warning Signs Of Sleep Apnea?

If you find any of the following statements to be true, you may be at risk for sleep apnea.

  • I have been told that I snore.
  • I wake up suddenly gasping for air during the night.
  • I have been told that I stop breathing while I sleep.
  • I feel tired during the day even though I slept all night.
  • I have high blood pressure.

For more information check out our blog on signs of a sleep disorder.

Sleep Center in Bessemer, AL

The professionals at UAB Medical West Sleep Disorders Center can diagnose and treat Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Periodic Limb Movements (PLMD), Parasomnias and Narcolepsy. Patients will be evaluated in one of our comfortable sleep suites, which are equipped with a full-size bed and designer decor. Contact our sleep center in Bessemer to schedule a diagnostic appointment! New patients can prepare for their visit with our Sleep Lab Patient Prep Form.