Wayne County Hospital contracts with somniTech, Inc. Sleep Disorders Center to conduct our overnight, in-house sleep studies. A sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG) is a multiple-component test, which electronically transmits and records specific physical activities while you sleep. The recordings become data, which will be “read” or analyzed by a qualified physician to determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder.
Sleep Apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders and is caused by the cessation of breathing for at least 10 seconds during sleep. This causes a drop in oxygen in the blood and an interruption in sleeping patterns.
You will receive directions from the sleep center regarding meals, medication and other issues, so that they don’t interfere with the sleep study results. For example, alcohol or caffeine can interfere with your sleep and should be avoided.
You will want to pack a small bag with your pajamas, toothbrush and any other items you will need the next morning. Many patients like to bring their own pillow for better sleep. You will have a private bathroom available so you will be able to shower, dress and go straight to work if necessary.
Appointments for a Sleep Study do require a referral from your primary physician.
For more information on Sleep Studies please call 641-872-5234.