Sleep Disorder Center
The Sleep Disorder Center is located within Hammond-Henry Hospital. Staff will personally greet you when coming to the center for testing. The center is equipped with two comfortable bedrooms, queen size beds, fans, and television sets to help create a soothing, home-like atmosphere.
If you are one of the 70 million of Americans that don’t get a regular good night’s sleep, you might not know what you are missing. At Hammond-Henry Hospital, our sleep technologists have seen first-hand what a difference a CPAP machine can make in a patient after just one night.
Sleeping somewhere unfamiliar (especially while being monitored) can be a little unnerving for some people. It is a very common feeling. At Hammond-Henry Hospital Sleep Disorder Center, we are very good about making the experience very laid back to make patients feel at ease.
What does CPAP mean?
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the gold standard of care for patients with various breathing issues such as obstructive sleep apnea, hypopneas, and complex sleep apnea.
How do I know if I should be tested?
If you have been told that your snoring keeps others awake, if you have difficulty falling asleep/staying asleep for a significant amount of time, or if you awake short of breath it is time to talk to your provider. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) is a helpful tool to use to get the conversation started with your provider.
Can you test for other conditions besides sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is not the only cause of lost sleep. Depending on your symptoms we can look for a variety of conditions like Periodic Limb Movement of Sleep, Insomnia, and Narcolepsy.
What can I expect during a sleep study?
If it is prescribed for you to do a sleep study, you will certainly have questions. You can view the Sleep Study FAQ to help answer some of your questions. You are welcome to bring comforts of home to the lab such as a pillow or blanket. The study will be performed in a homelike atmosphere, under the direct observation of experienced sleep technologist using state-of-the-art equipment. During the sleep study we will monitor:
- brain activity
- muscle activity
- oxygen levels
- leg movement
- eye movement
Who does the sleep study?
During your sleep study you are monitored by a Registered Sleep Technologist. Afterward, your results are shared with Dr. Akshay Mahadevia and his team for diagnosis.
I work third shift. Will I have to do my sleep study at night?
If you normally sleep through the day to accommodate your work schedule, we make arrangements for your sleep study to be through the day as well. We want to observe you in as normal of a sleep cycle as possible.