Dr. Schrader
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Dr. Bargas
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Dr. Jones
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Dr. Redwine
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Dr. Thomas
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Fax: (405) 418-5401

Sleep Studies

 

A number of health concerns can be linked to sleeping problems which can be be diagnosed by a sleep study.

What is a sleep study?

 

  • A Sleep Study is a study done either in-lab, which is usually in a hospital, or in the comfort of your own home, to study and record your sleep patterns and diagnose any sleep-related issues that you may be having. Sleep Apnea, excessive snoring, Narcolepsy, Insomnia, and Shift Work Sleep Disorder are all issues that can be diagnosed by a sleep study. Depression, stress, hunger, and fatigue also can potentially be related to a sleeping problem.

 

  • In-lab Sleep Studies are done in a specialty sleep lab that is either in a hospital, or an independent specialty sleep lab. These tests cost approximately $6,000, and are done in one night. The patient is connected to a number of wires and monitors used to measure brain waves, oxygen levels, and heart rate which helps determine how much REM, or deep sleep, the patient gets. The lab is usually a hotel-type bedroom, with either a low-light camera or a large window that a technician uses to observe the patient while they sleep.

 

 

  • In-home Sleep Studies are done in the comfort of your own home. These tests cost approximately $600, (10 times less than an In-lab Study). The patient wears a HST (headband monitor) that monitors and records sleep patterns, brain waves, and oxygen levels onto a computer chip which is placed in the headband. The study is done over two nights, after which the headband is returned to their Physician. The data is then sent to a sleep lab that records the information, and sends it back to the physician to use to diagnose the patient.

 

 

Why a sleep study?

 

 

  • Fatigue, depression, excessive hunger, and stress can all potentially be related to sleeping problems. Our bodies need two hours of REM sleep a night, which is considered the fourth stage, or the deepest form of sleep. Without these two crucial hours, our bodies often have a harder time functioning normally, which can result in a number of different symptoms.

 

 

 

  • Sleeping problems can be linked to Diabetes, or weight gain. The effects of sleeping problems can lead to a need for more eating to make up for lost energy, and usually carbohydrates are the go-to food. This often leads to weight gain, and sometimes even Diabetes. A sleep study can help diagnose a patient with treatable sleep issues to prevent further health problems.

 

 

Crossway Medical Clinic offers in-home sleep studies for your advantage. If you think you or a loved one may benefit from a sleep study, please talk to your Crossway physician for further information.