To help diagnose and treat sleep apnea, the professionals at Ogallala Community Hospital offer overnight sleep studies. Participants spend the night in our sleep study suite and are monitored through 24 different sensors. This data is analyzed by our Respiratory Therapist in conjunction with your physician to determine proper treatment.
If you suffer from sleep apnea symptoms below or would like more information, contact your family physician or the Respiratory Therapist at the Ogallala Community Hospital at (308) 284-7226.
Sleep Apnea symptoms include:
- Daytime sleepiness/Irritability
- Loud snoring (often interrupted by silence followed by gasps)
- Frequent Urination at Night
- Restless Sleep
- Morning headaches
- Sexual dysfunction
- Increased appetite
Sleep apnea sufferers may quit breathing while they sleep, causing them to be excessive snorers and to wake un-rested. The sleep study program is important to cardiovascular patients because patients with sleep apnea have a higher instance of heart attack and pulmonary hypertension. Learn more about why sleep is important to your health and what can be done to treat sleep disorders.