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HCM Sleep Lab

FAQs



What is a sleep lab?

HCM sleep labs offer a comfortable and soothing environment that is conducive to sleep. We understand it is sometimes difficult to sleep in a strange environment; therefore, we have designed our sleep labs to offer large rooms with regular queen sized beds and televisions to help our patients relax and enjoy their experience.

What is a sleep study?

Sleep studies are painless. A polysomnogram, also called a sleep study, is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. During your sleep study, a technician will place sensors using tape, paste or sticky patches to your scalp face and body. These sensors will allow the technician to monitor your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study. The technician will then bundle the thin wires to the back of the head for comfort and mobility. You will be able to walk or use the restroom while being connected to the wires.

What are some common symptoms of a sleep disorder?

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Reduced attention, concentration and memory loss
  • Lost productivity
  • Workplace mishaps or car crashes

When should I seek professional help?

You should visit your health care provider if any of these symptoms are disturbing your sleep cycle and affecting your life. You may be one of many who have an undiagnosed sleep disorder.

How do I schedule a sleep study?

Visit with your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms. With a referral from your physician, you may schedule a sleep study by calling 830-997-1418.