Mountain Sleep Lab
IPC has partnered with Mountain Sleep Lab to provide sleep studies for patients in our community. There are many different types of sleep disorders, most of which are not recognized by the people who suffer from one. A variety of sleep disorders can impair a person's overall mental, physical, and emotional health. Sleep apnea is a common condition found not only in patients on opiate medications, but also in patients with hypertension, COPD, CHF, obesity, and other disorders. Indications that a sleep study may be needed include:
- loud or irregular snoring
- daytime fatigue
- witnessed apneas
- difficulty staying awake while driving
- restlessness while sleeping at night
- reduction of concentration, memory, and attention
- increased periods of urination during the night
- sleepiness while on the job
- inability to complete needed tasks
- feelings of no sleep when 8 or more hours of sleep were achieved
If untreated, sleep disorders can contribute to other health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, CHF, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, depression, and increasing the severity of other diseases.
Getting scheduled is easy! If a patient or physician suspects a sleep disorder, the physician can simply call our office or fax in our referral form. Once this information is received, we will contact the patient to schedule the sleep study.
What to expect at your sleep study appointment:Most appointments begin in the evening and conclude in the morning. Once the patient has arrived, a registered sleep technician will prepare the patient for a painless, non-invasive, overnight diagnostic study. The study will take place in a private suite with a comfortable bed and satellite television. In the morning, once the data has been collected, the patient will be discharged. The results will be reviewed and interpreted by a physician and treatment will be recommended if needed.
For more information, contact our office at 541.773.1435 ext 1011.