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Do you have trouble staying awake? Have difficulty remembering things? A sleep evaluation is the first step to sleeping better.

Your doctor may recommend a sleep study. The study helps physicians diagnose conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome.

Did you know Community Memorial Hospital has a nationally accredited sleep lab?

With accreditation from a nationally recognized sleep testing organization, you can trust the quality of staff conducting the study and the technology and equipment used during your test.

Shawn Groft

Shawn Groft

Sleep Lab Director

What to expect during your sleep study

Step 1: Measurements

Sleep studies are painless and designed to encourage easy, normal sleep. When you arrive for your sleep study, a sleep technologist will carefully prepare you for the study and attach probes to measure your breathing rate, oxygen levels, heart rhythm, brain waves, and the movements of your eyes, chin and legs while you sleep. The volume of your snoring will also be measured.

Step 2: Evaluation

Before going to sleep you will also be fitted with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask. Should the study reveal that you have sleep apnea, our technologist will wake you to test your sleep while wearing the CPAP and to determine the best airway pressure needed to manage your condition.

Step 3: Treatment

A physician at Whitney Sleep Diagnostics will review your sleep study results and determine a treatment plan for you. When a CPAP or BiPAP is prescribed, one of our PAP specialists at Community Memorial Durable Medical Equipment will assist you in finding the best equipment for your needs.