Our Lady of the Angels Hospital has contracted with Sleep Solutions to provide diagnosis and treatment for conditions including:
If you have sleep problems that last longer than a few weeks, you may need a sleep study.
In addition, people with sleep apnea consume two and a half times the healthcare resources than patients without sleep disorders.
Make an appointment with one of our clinic neurologists by calling (985) 730-7034.
When you talk with your physician be prepared to answer questions about your health history. Try to keep a daily sleep diary for a week or two. Write down what time you go to bed, what time you wake up, and anything that seems to affect your sleep.
Ask your physician about scheduling a sleep study.
The Our Lady of the Angels Hospital Sleep Lab provides warm, comfortable patient rooms with hotel-like accommodations.
Your physician will tell you how to prepare for the study. Be sure to ask if you should take any of your usual medications the day of your study. You may also need to:
When you arrive at the Sleep Center, the sleep technologist will ask you to change into your night clothes. They will then place small sensors on your head and body, and monitor your sleep from an adjacent room. Any requests you may have—from a glass of water to an extra pillow—will be immediately addressed by the attending sleep technologist.
A sleep study monitors all the stages of your sleep. To do this the following are recorded:
The sleep technologist can answer some of your questions about the sleep study, but only your neurologist can explain the results. He or she will report the results of the study to you, then your treatment options can be discussed.