Located on the third floor of our hospital, Sleep Center at Abbeville General provides both overnight and home sleep studies for evaluation and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders. Sleep studies are performed in a comfortable, homelike environment and can determine if you or your loved one would benefit from treatment. The staff of our Sleep Center are licensed registered polysomnograph technicians. Sleep studies are performed Monday-Thursday nights, beginning at 7:00 PM.
For more information, please call 337-898-3945.
About Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring is bothersome for bedpartners, but it can also be a sign of a very serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA results from collapse of the upper airway in sleep and results in pauses in breathing lasting from seconds to minutes.
This disorder decreases the quality of sleep and results in feeling tired or sleepy during the day. OSA can also lead to other serious health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack and stroke, and should always be taken very seriously. OSA can be effectively treated with an appliance called CPAP that gently splits the airway open with positive air flow. Surgery or an oral (dental) appliance may also be appropriate treatment.
About Dr. Phillip Noel
Dr. Phillip Noel, Medical Director of the Sleep Center at Abbeville General, is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and as an airway surgeon, and is especially adept at evaluating and treating airway problems. Dr. Noel also has the added distinction of being the only Ear Nose & Throat physician in Lafayette who is also board certified in Sleep Medicine.