Types of Therapy

Sleep Study

Helping You To Sleep Better: Sleep Studies in Wahoo!

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen. 

If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Worsening of ADHD
  • Headaches

In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, and academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

Our respiratory therapist Sara Bunting, RRT, NHA, MPA stresses the importance of sleep studies to determine how your sleep is affecting your organs and your life. During the study the respiratory therapist is several doors down, studying the results of the monitors as your sleep progresses through the different stages.

Sleep Studies

We perform home sleep tests as well as attended, in-house sleep tests for sleep apnea with all studies being interperted by a Board Certified Pulmonologist (lung doctor).

When attending the hospital for a complete sleep study, you have the privacy of your own large room and private bathroom at the end of a hallway within the hospital. It is very private and comfortable! The room is furnished with a a television, desk and bed.

The pulmonologist will meet with you and connect you to monitors which can detect changes in breath, heart rate, brain waves and much more. The specialist will be monitoring these patterns in an office setting several doors away.

We want to help you sleep better—call us today!  (402) 443-1426