Nearly 40 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Left untreated, a sleep disorder can have serious health consequences, such as high blood pressure, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythm, emotional difficulties and stroke. Symptoms include:
- Daytime fatigue
- Morning headaches
- Breathing pauses
- Poor memory
- Gasping for air
- Sleep talking
- Restless sleep
- Lack of energy
- Excessive night sweating
- Falling asleep while driving
Do you have any of these symptoms?
Modern medicine may have the answers and you can get them just by sleeping. If your physician determines that a sleep study is appropriate, you will come to the hospital one evening and spend the night in a private room in a quiet area — like a hotel room with a double bed, furniture and television.
Sleep studies are simple and noninvasive. All you do is sleep naturally while we use our technology to monitor various body functions. Your sleep specialist is available and is just a few steps away in another room the entire time.
If you have any of the above symptoms, ask your physician if a sleep study is right for you or call the sleep clinic for a consultation with our Sleep Medicine Specialist.
For more Information about the Hocking Valley Community Hospital’s Sleep Lab call: 740-380-8219.