Sleep apnea can cause greater problems than just loss of sleep. Untreated sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia).
We have the latest technology available in our sleep lab. Each room has a home-like atmosphere with comfortable amenities for your overnight stay. Diagnostic studies will be conducted by a registered sleep lab technician to determine if you have sleep apnea. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your physician will discuss treatment options with you.
The sleep lab is located on the first floor of Adams Memorial Hospital. Sleep studies will be done at your physicians request. You or your physician may call the Central Scheduling Department for an appointment.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is when a person stops breathing during sleep because his or her airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. This occurs because the muscles in the back of the throat are not able to keep the throat open.
More than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea.Sleep Lab Apnea is cessation of breath that lasts at least 10 seconds. There are three types: obstructive, central, and mixed. Untreated sleep apnea can be life threatening.
Discuss complaints and symptoms with your doctor, if a sleep disorder is suspected you will be referred to have an overnight diagnostic sleep study (polysomnogram). This is used to determine the type and severity of the sleep disorder, as well as treatment.
1. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most effective and common method for
treating OSA. This works by blowing pressurized air through the airway to keep the throat opening.
2. Weight loss
3. Oral appliances
4. Positional therapy