Did you know that one in four American adults has some type of sleep issue? From fatigue and slowed reflexes to impaired mental acuity and even depression, lack of restful and restorative sleep can affect every aspect of a person’s life. If you are one of the more than 100 million Americans who has trouble sleeping, help is closer than you may think. AMH Sleep Lab offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment of sleep-related problems.
Sleep Lab Services
- Polysomnography (PSG)
- Diagnostic study to see if you have any sleep-related problems. This is offered three days a week, from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure study (CPAP/BiPAP)
- Therapeutic study to find an appropriate pressure to control your sleep apnea. This is offered three days a week, from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
- Adaptive Servo Ventilation (ASV) – A non-invasive ventilatory treatment option created specifically for the treatment of adults who have obstructive sleep apnea and central and/or complex sleep apnea. This is offered three days a week, from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test – This is a test for diagnosing narcolepsy. You will stay overnight for a PSG to document a full night’s rest then stay part of the next day and attempt a series of naps to see if you fall asleep. This is offered on Friday nights and continues through Saturday morning upon request.
- PAP Nap – This is a therapy where our sleep technician tries to get to the root of your problems with successfully wearing a CPAP/BiPAP. Whether it is physical or psychological, we work with you to overcome your issues as you attempt to take a nap with a mask and pressure on. This is offered Monday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m.
- Wakefulness Test – Often used to measure the effectiveness of sleep disorder treatments. This daytime test requires patients to sit semi-reclined in a quiet, dimly lit room and try to stay awake.
- Home Sleep Study – This is a diagnostic test that you do at your home. Your doctor may ask you to come to the Sleep Lab to pick up a device you use at your home to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. This is offered Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. We also offer daytime sleep studies for those who work third shift. Contact us for details.
The Sleep Lab at Adams Memorial Hospital uses a variety of tests to identify the cause of nighttime sleeplessness or daytime drowsiness. All sleep studies must be ordered by a physician. Typically, your primary care physician will order the test if he or she feels it is necessary. Specialists also may order a sleep study. Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your problems sleeping as well as your medical history. If possible, your spouse or someone who is familiar with your sleeping patterns should assist you in filling out the questionnaire. Studies are offered five days a week and are covered by most private health insurers, including Medicare.
The Sleep Lab is conveniently located on the first floor of Adams Memorial Hospital. Our Sleep Lab focuses on comfort and provides a quiet, private setting for testing. All sleeping rooms are equipped with hotel-like amenities, including a television and private bathroom. Patients are encouraged to bring their own pillow, pajamas or other comfort items from home.
For information or to schedule an appointment, call 260-724-2145, ext. 11047.
In preparation for your appointment, please:
- Avoid caffeine products such as coffee, tea, soda and chocolate after 10 a.m.
- Do not take any daytime naps prior to your test.
- Bring any medication with you that you need to take at bedtime (the Sleep Lab does not have access to any medications).
- Bring something comfortable to sleep in.
- Bring items you will need in the evening and morning such as a toothbrush, toiletries, contact lens cases and solutions and clothes.
- Do not use any products on your hair or skin after showering.