The 睡眠实验室 at Bourbon Community Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare (ACHC), and provides diagnostic sleep studies such as polysomnogram, 滴定, multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and multiple wake test (MWT). Our comfortable sleep lab facility has spacious, private rooms. 家庭睡眠研究也可以. The 睡眠实验室 offers follow-up treatment for various sleep disorders.
According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 70 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders such as insomnia, 睡眠呼吸暂停, 不宁腿综合征和嗜睡症. These are conditions that make it hard for people to sleep at night or stay awake during the day. Like diet and exercise, sleep is critical to good health. 当你睡觉的时候, your body rests and renews its energy levels, repairs muscles and tissues and rebuilds your immune system. Sleep disorders interrupt normal sleeping patterns and can lead to issues such as fatigue, 易怒, 抑郁症, 可怜的内存/浓度, 经常生病.
Sleep studies are typically done in the 睡眠实验室, located on the hospital campus. We now offer at-home sleep studies for your convenience. Sleep studies are tests that watch what happens to your body during sleep and help identify what is causing your sleep problems.
When you arrive at the 睡眠实验室 for your sleep study, a sleep technician will greet you at the door and show you to your private suite, 配有一张床, 电视, 私人浴室和无线网络连接. As you prepare for bed, you will complete a questionnaire about your sleep habits. The technician will then place painless electrodes on your head, chest and legs. 这些电极监测生命体征, 包括你的氧气含量, 心跳和呼吸频率, and whether there are disruptions in your sleep cycle. Technicians also monitor snoring, and movement of your legs while you sleep. 一旦研究完成, your physician will receive a report on your sleeping patterns that you can review together to form a treatment plan. You can prepare for your sleep lab visit by bringing your favorite pillow and comfortable sleep clothes, taking any medications prior to your visit, and not consuming caffeine during the day of your study.
Sleep studies can also determine whether you have a problem with your stages of sleep. The two stages of sleep are non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM). Normally, NREM and REM alternate 4 to 5 times during a night's sleep. A change in this cycle may make it hard for you to sleep soundly.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and restarts while you sleep. The most common type is called obstructive 睡眠呼吸暂停, which is caused by anything that can narrow your airway – such as obesity, 大量扁桃体, 甚至是荷尔蒙水平的变化. 如果你鼾声很大, or if your snoring is interrupted by silence followed by a sudden gasp or snort, 这可能是你患有睡眠呼吸暂停症的征兆. Sleep apnea reduces the oxygen levels in your blood as you sleep. This can cause a strain on the heart and nervous system, 会增加患高血压的风险, 糖尿病, 心脏病发作和中风. The condition can be treated through lifestyle changes, 手术, 或者呼吸装置, leading to higher quality of sleep and better overall health.
失眠 is poor quality sleep or lack of sleep. Individuals with insomnia may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or getting good quality sleep.
猝睡症 is a chronic neurological disorder that causes a person to have difficulty staying awake – even when they are getting enough sleep at night. 猝睡症 can cause a person to suddenly fall asleep, 没有警告, 一天很多次. These attacks are dangerous and disabling because they can occur at any time during any activity. 如果不及时诊断或治疗, narcolepsy can interfere with psychological, 社会, and cognitive function and development and can inhibit academics, 工作, 还有社会活动.
不宁腿综合症 (RLS) is a disorder characterized by sensations in the legs such as tingling, creeping or burning and the uncontrollable urge to move the legs for relief. Symptoms generally occur when the individual is at rest and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain.
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