Diagnostic Sleep Lab
An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder – many of them undiagnosed. A sleep disorder can be defined as any condition that affects and individual’s ability to obtain a restful and restorative night’s sleep. Notably, insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. To learn more about the services we offer you may contact the Respiratory Department – Sleep Lab at: 706.282.4150.
How it Works
Sleep testing is a one-fee service provided by the Diagnostic Sleep Laboratory at Stephens County Hospital. Our own Respiratory Therapy staff, who has received additional training for sleep studies, will conduct and monitor the patient’s sleep exam. The testing suite is furnished and arranged much like a residential bedroom.
Common Sleep Disorders
Sleep-related difficulties affect many people. To learn more about common sleep disorders click on the tab below. If you, or someone you know, is experiencing any of the following, it is important to receive an evaluation by one of our qualified Respiratory Therapy staff.
Getting sufficient sleep is not a luxury—it is a necessity—and should be thought of as a “vital sign” of good health. To learn more about sleep testing and what to expect click on the tab below.