Approximately 80 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders often leave people feeling tired and fatigued, and if ignored, can lead to severe medical conditions including heart failure, stroke or even heart attack.
Sleep studies in a home-like environment
The LMH Health Sleep Center specializes in diagnosing and treating people with sleep disorders in a home-like environment. Patients generally begin their stay between 9 and 10 p.m. and complete the study by 6 or 7 a.m.
The patient will wear painless monitoring equipment while sleeping. A sleep technician will be available all night to assist the patient and to monitor oxygen level, heart rate, body positioning, snoring, breathing, sleep stage and muscle movement.
After the sleep technician checks the test for accuracy, it is scored and then interpreted by a provider who is board certified in sleep medicine.
Sleep studies at home
Patients have the option to have a study conducted while in their own home. The LMH Health Sleep Center will provide a device to be taken home and instructions on use.
The device is worn while sleeping and is returned by the patient to the sleep lab where the data will be interpreted.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
- More than 100 million Americans of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep.
- Two out of every 100 women and four out of every 100 men have a sleeping disorder.
- Half of all people age 65 and over experience twitching in the legs and arms during sleep.
- Seventy percent of caregivers who decide to institutionalize an older person cite sleep disturbances such as wandering and confusion as factors in their decision.
- An estimated 30 million adults snore.
- Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of depression at any age.
The LMH Health Sleep Center strives to minimally interrupt the patient’s routine. Showers are available. The sleep studies are conducted by SleepMed, Inc.
The Sleep Center is a fully accredited sleep disorders center and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.