Electra Memorial Hospital offers testing, diagnosis, and treatment for a wide range of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea. A sleep study can not only help improve a patient’s quality of life through better sleep, but also prevent or reverse potential life-threatening complications that could result from an untreated sleep disorder.
Sleep studies are used to diagnose sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, a common condition in which a person stops breathing for several seconds at a time during sleep. Several parameters are recorded including airflow through the nose and mouth, chest movement, oxygen level, brain activity and leg movements. Sleep apnea is associated with loud snoring, daytime sleepiness and morning headaches. This is a very serious problem that affects every aspect of a person’s daily life, from being tired at work to falling asleep at the wheel. Sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated effectively.
If you or someone you know would benefit from a sleep study, please contact your physician for a referral or Electra Memorial Hospital Cardiopulmonary Department at 940-495-3981 ext 176.