Diagnostic Sleep Lab
Stan struggles falling and staying asleep. Mary can't get a good night's sleep due to Bob's loud snoring. David often wakes up with a headache and is exhausted all day. Stan, Bob, and David each experience some kind of chronic sleep disorder that makes it hard for them to sleep at night or stay awake during the day. More than 40 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders that affect their health in a variety of ways. Colorado Plains Medical Center can help determine if you're suffering from an undiagnosed sleep problem. The Sleep Center at Colorado Plains Medical Center provides diagnostic sleep studies and follow-up treatment for various sleep disorders. Our computerized equipment performs detailed sleep evaluations and generates comprehensive diagnostic reports in an expedient manner.
DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM
To determine the best treatment, make an appointment with your doctor. He or she will ask about your sleep problem and perform a physical exam that includes a mouth, throat, and nose check, weight reading, blood pressure check, heart rate, and neck size measurement. You may also need lab tests and x-rays.
Depending on the results, you may need to participate in a sleep study. You may be asked to spend a night at our sleep clinic or will be loaned a small monitor to use at home. Either way, breathing, heart rate, oxygen levels, and other functions may be measured and recorded. The findings help determine which treatments will work best for you.
If you will be spending the night at the Sleep Clinic on Colorado Plains Medical Center's campus, you will have a private, "hotel-like" bedrooom and most of the comforts of home. Before going to bed, a technologist attaches sensors to your body to measure different stages of your sleep and to track other vital signs. While you sleep, the technologist monitors the sensors' findings from another room. If you need an air pressure device to help you breathe, one will be available. Follow the instructions that the sleep clinic staff gives you to prepare for your sleep study. These may include bathing and washing your hair before the sleep study. Do not use lotions, oils, or makeup on your skin. Bring your pillow, sleepwear, something to read, and anything else that will help you sleep well.
The Sleep Center at Colorado Plains Medical Center is conveniently located on the campus of Colorado Plains Medical Center (CPMC), 1000 Lincoln Street, on the second floor of the medical office building. To learn more about our sleep lab services or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at 970-542-3385.