Sleep Center

Medical Center Point
1625 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Phone: 1-719-866-6627
Fax: 719-866-6629

The Optum Sleep Center was established to address health problems that create an inability to get a good night’s sleep. Our compassionate, qualified staff works with each patient to identify specific needs and provide treatment to improve the ability to rest and enhance their quality of life.

Do you have a sleep problem?
There are many reasons for not being able to sleep well, including disorders such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Disorder (PLD) and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Insomnia, and others. Participating in a sleep study can help identify your specific problem. A variety of symptoms can indicate a sleep problem, including:

  • Taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep each night (should take 10-20 minutes)
  • Consistently waking up during the night and having trouble falling back to sleep
  • Feeling sleepy during the day (heavy eyelids, slowed thinking, trouble paying attention, feeling cranky)
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times during the day
  • Creeping, tingling or crawling feelings in your legs, especially near bed time
  • Snoring, gasping or stopped breaths during sleep
  • Jerking arms or legs during sleep
  • Vivid, dreamlike experiences while falling asleep or dozing
  • Episodes of sudden muscle weakness
  • Feeling that you cannot move when you first wake up

How do sleep studies work?
A sleep study measures how well and how much you sleep with a test called a Polysomnogram (PSG). This includes measurement of brainwaves, muscle tension, heart rate and rhythm, breathing, and nocturnal oxygen level. Sleep study procedures are completely non-invasive and painless, and are done with sensors that are placed on the skin. A PSG lasts one or two nights: one part diagnoses the problem(s) and the other part is the treatment phase. Results are analyzed by a sleep specialist, and treatment options are discussed to meet each individual’s specific needs. Optum is fortunate to have two physicians who are both board-certified in Sleep Medicine.