- Sleep Disorders
The Sleep Lab at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
The National Commission on Sleep Disorders estimates that millions of Americans are needlessly suffering from undiagnosed or misdiagnosed sleep disorders. Common sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia or narcolepsy, affect a person’s health and quality of life, including job performance and family relationships. Left untreated, sleep disorders can create significant problems for both adults and children. The quality of sleep matters as much as the quantity.
The good news is that specialized attention to sleep disorders can dramatically improve your ability to live a normal life. With this mission in mind, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has established a Sleep Lab, staffed by a team of professionals knowledgeable in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders.
There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Without a proper night’s sleep, you may experience:
- Reduced attention and concentration
- Memory impairment
- Lost productivity
- Workplace/motor vehicle accidents
Untreated sleep disorders often lead to chronic diseases such as weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or even death.
The Sleep Lab at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center includes two private rooms for sleep studies that are supported by advanced sleep equipment. The lab is open throughout the week and is overseen by a board-certified physician and staffed by polysomnographic technologists with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Patients undergoing a sleep study will spend a night in the Sleep Lab while brain waves, muscle activity,
leg and arm movements, heart rhythms and other body functions are monitored during sleep. With this
information, the physician can prescribe a treatment plan that suits the patient’s individual needs.
The Sleep Lab serves patients from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week. Diagnostic testing requires an overnight stay to evaluate and treat all sleep disturbances.