The Sleep Lab at Putnam Community Medical Center
How did you sleep last night? If you snored, had a headache this morning, or are tired today you may not be getting the sleep you need to function your best. Millions of people have chronic sleep disorders that prevent them from maintaining a normal, healthy sleep/wake cycle. Non-restorative sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability, depression, reduced attention and memory, more frequent illness, and lost productivity. The ill effects of sleep disorders can also cause serious accidents, such as car crashes, and health problems, like cardiac dysfunction and high blood pressure.
Putnam Community Medical Center's Sleep Lab offers those with sleep troubles a full polysomnographic evaluation, education and treatment services. The Sleep Lab facility combines the latest diagnostic technology with a hotel-like atmosphere. Each spacious room features a flat-screen television, calming décor, and a comfort gel bed to put you at ease. There are even recliners in each room and light refreshments are available.
The morning following your sleep study, experts will begin to analyze your results. Some patients may begin treatment as soon as the next day.
In mild cases, modifications in habits and lifestyle may effectively treat sleeping disorders. Weight loss, smoking cessation and changes in sleep hygiene all may help your condition.
The most common treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea is the use of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) equipment during sleep. CPAP devices use small masks and bedside machines that regulate air flow to help keep your airway from closing during sleep. There are many different types of CPAP machines and appliances, and the Putnam Community Medical Center Sleep Lab staff will help you choose the best kind for you.
Please call (386) 326-8561 for more information.