Healthcare Associates now offers its patients the convenience of having a sleep study performed in one of our private sleep labs. Each lab is equipped with all the comforts of home.
Physicians have become increasingly aware that sleep disorders can take its toll on the body and mind. The body needs sleep to grow and repair tissues as well as for the immune system to function properly. The brain needs sleep to aid in memory formation and cognitive performance. Chronic sleep deprivation can also speed up some aspects of aging, such as hastening the onset of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and memory loss.
If you feel you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, frequent snoring or fatigue during wake times, schedule an appointment with one of our physicians to determine if you are a candidate for our sleep lab evaluation.
During your evaluation our certified sleep technologist will apply various sensors to your head, face, chest and legs. These sensors will enable us to look at your breathing patterns, oxygen levels and sleep stages during the night in order to determine if your sleep is being disturbed. Each sensor plays an important part in diagnosing any sleep disorder you may have. They are all non-invasive and no pain is involved.