SLEEP TESTING

QUALITY SLEEP STARTS HERE

SLEEP STUDIES AT THE RICHLAND HOSPITAL

Get the rest you deserve in a comfortable hotel quality environment for sleep testing. 

Our exceptional staff are trained to find solutions that fit your lifestyle. 

Our 3-Step Process to a Better Sleep

OUR PROCESS


We follow a simple, three-step process to diagnose and treat sleep problems.

1. Evaluation

Talk with your primary doctor about your sleeping issue.  Your doctor may recommend an overnight sleep study to help us get a better idea of what may be disturbing your sleep and how to treat it.

2. Overnight sleep study

There are two kinds of sleep studies. There is the traditional sleep study (called a polysomnogram) and the newer Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT).

  • Home Sleep Apnea Tests are done just to evaluate patients for the possible diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is a test done in the comfort of your own home and involves a limited amount of equipment. It is usually much more comfortable and convenient than a traditional sleep study.
  • If your doctor refers you to a traditional sleep study/polysomnogram, relax. We’ll do everything we can to make you comfortable.
    • The Richland Hospital has private bedrooms that are similar to hotel rooms. Most sleep tests are done during the night.
    • A sleep study specialist will place electrodes on your chin, scalp, and the outer edge of your eyelids, which must remain in place while you sleep. These electrodes will measure the time it takes you to fall asleep, as well as the time it takes you to enter rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
    • Heart rate and breathing monitors will be attached to your chest. A sleep study specialist will note any changes in your breathing or heart rate.

3. Diagnosis and treatment

After you have completed your sleep study, you will be scheduled to meet with the sleep speciality doctor to review the results and start any treatment that you may need.

Sleep Apnea
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Insomnia
Narcolepsy

FIND CARE CLOSER TO HOME

 

The Richland Hospital & Clinics are  committed to offering the highest level of care that's closer to home. Our dedicated medical teams utilize state-of-the-art technology and receive special training to provide expert care to the communities we serve.

We serve a vast area in and around Iowa, Sauk and Richland counties. 

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