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Sleep Study

Diagnostics

Jackson County Regional Health Center Sleep Disorders Center provides patients with comprehensive treatment and diagnostic testing for sleep disorders.

A Polysomnogram (Sleep Study) is a test which measures and records your sleep activity.  If you have any of the following symptoms, you may want to consider having a Polysomnogram.

  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • Choking or gasping while you sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep walking, night terrors
  • Leg jerking while asleep

Jackson County Regional Health Center Sleep Center can help you achieve more restful sleep.  Most sleep disorders are easily treated once properly diagnosed.  Speak with your medical practitioner if you think you may have a sleep disorder.

Hours of Operation

The center is open on Thursday and Friday nights.  Patients arrive at the hospital at 8:00PM, with departure time around 6AM.  You will be provided with your own room which includes a restroom, shower, and cable TV.

Test Information

Shortly after arrival, several monitoring devices will be applied in preparation for your sleep study.

You are monitored for brain wave activity, eye movement, and muscle activity through several small disc sensors applied to your scalp and face.  Your breathing airflow is monitored by a sensor placed at your nose and elastic bands encircle your chest and abdomen to measure breathing effort.  Two electrode stickers placed on each leg record leg movements during sleep. In addition, oxygen levels in your blood are measured by a light sensor placed on your finger.  Despite the monitoring devices, most patients find it easy to fall asleep.

A certified technologist monitors you during your sleep study.  Your sleep study will be read and interpreted by a Board Certified Sleep physician with study results sent to your medical practitioner. Your medical practitioner will share test results with you.

Insurance Coverage

All insurance companies require a prior authorization for a Polysomnogram or Sleep Study.  Therefore, it is strongly recommended to call your insurance company (call the 800 number on your insurance card) to confirm payment for any health related procedure.