Sleep Services at Pender Community Hospital
When was the last time you got a good night’s sleep? For those who suffer from a sleep disorder, it’s probably been a long time since a restful and refreshing night of sleep. Whether it’s apnea or other causes of restless sleep, we believe everything is better with a good night’s sleep.
Many people suffer from daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, memory loss or irritability. If these problems sound familiar to you, you may have a sleep disorder.
Pender Community Hospital’s Sleep Services program offers the very latest diagnosis and treatment for sleep-related disorders.
More than 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Problems sleeping can affect your health and may be symptoms of other illnesses. Sleep problems you should discuss with your healthcare provider consist of:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Restless sleep
- Morning headaches
- Suspected apnea
- Frequent overnight urination
If you have problems sleeping, talk with your doctor about a referral to the Pender Community Hospital Sleep Services program. We can help determine the cause and help you go back to getting a good night’s sleep.
Our sleep services can help diagnose and treat sleep conditions including:
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Sleep Apnea
- Heart Arrhythmia Detection
- Seizure Disorder
- Respiratory Disorder
- REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Sleep Study Testing Options
At Home Sleep Study
The is a sleep screening study done in the comfort of the patient’s home. A patient will first come into our facility to meet with our certified sleep specialists to learn how to do the study and receive instructions on how to use the sleep study equipment. Then, once the test is completed, he or she will come back to our facility and our providers will review the results and follow-up with the patient.
Overnight Sleep Study
This is a sleep screening where a patient comes to our facility for an overnight stay. During the stay, sleep recordings are performed in a comfortable, private home-like environment featuring a queen-sized bed and flat-screen TV. Throughout the night, a patient is monitored by a sleep technologist from an adjacent control room and is available to respond to the patient’s needs during the testing process. Once the test is complete, our providers will review the results and follow-up with the patient.
- Those who have problems sleeping can talk with their healthcare provider about a referral to the Pender Community Hospital Sleep Services or contact PCH directly at 402-385-1841 for more information.