Sleep Studies at Washakie Medical Center
A sleep study at Washakie Medical Center will help patients discover why they are not getting the perfect night's sleep. Sleep studies watch what happens to an individual's body while they are asleep and to find out what is causing sleep problems.
Sleep apnea sufferers may quit breathing while they sleep, causing them to be excessive snorers and tired during the day. The sleep study program is important to cardiovascular patients because patients with sleep apnea have a higher instance of heart attack and pulmonary hypertension.
Sleep disorder symptoms include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Mood changes
- Morning headaches
- Frequent urination at night
- Low oxygen
- Low sex drive
- Achy, crawly feeling in legs
- Sudden sleep attacks
For our patients:
- Patients must have a physician order
- Feel free to schedule a tour of our sleep room
- Patients spend the night in our sleep study room and are monitored through 24 different sensors.
- They watch a short informational video before the sleep study.
- Data collected through monitoring is analyzed by our Registered Polysomnography Technologists.
For more information, contact your family physician or the respiratory therapist at the Washakie Medical Center (307) 347-6944.