When sleep becomes a concern, your doctor may prescribe a sleep study to assess your level of sleep. During the study, you will be required to stay overnight at the Great Plains Health Sleep Medicine Center, located on the third floor of GPWest.
The sleep study will record your brain waves, heartbeats and breathing as you sleep. It also charts your eye movements, limb movements and oxygen in your blood. This data will help your doctor make a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Sleep deprivation can lead to higher risk of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke
The link between good health and good sleep
Sleep and fatigue-related issues can impact your life in many ways, affecting your health, energy, work performance, social life and more. Our team of sleep professionals can
Top reasons for sleep loss
- Insomnia, which affects about 30 percent of adults.
- Sleep apnea, which causes abnormal breathing during sleep. Untreated, it could lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression or diabetes.
- Shift work, which occurs when a person has difficulties adjusting to a work schedule that fluctuates between night and day.
- Restless legs syndrome, a neurological disorder that results in an overwhelming urge to frequently move the legs.
- Narcolepsy, which results in severe daytime sleepiness and poor quality sleep at night.
If you feel you may be suffering from sleep debt, take our sleep quiz.
Most private insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for sleep studies and associated treatments. It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company before scheduling a sleep study.