Sleep disorders can be detrimental to all body systems, making diagnosis and treatment vital. Sleep studies are used to help diagnose several serious medical conditions. Although many people do not realize it, there are direct links between sleep and heart disease as well as sleep and diabetes. Patients suffering from those conditions or from narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, snoring, and/or insomnia may benefit from a sleep study.
Patients having a sleep study are attached to monitors that record vital signs and body movements during an overnight stay in the hospital’s Sleep Lab. Data gathered during the study is used to make a diagnosis and begin any prescribed treatment.
Talk to your primary healthcare provider if you may need a sleep study if you experience any symptoms listed below because you might benefit from a sleep study.
- Morning headaches
- Excessive snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
- Frequent daytime drowsiness
You can also take this sleep questionnaire to help you decide whether or not a sleep study might be necessary.
Scott Eveloff, MD
Cardiopulmonary, Sleep Medicine
Commitment to Excellence
Harrison County Community Hospital's Sleep Lab is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of standards. ACHC is a third-party accreditation organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality healthcare products and services to consumers.
What does it mean for you?
Accreditation requires healthcare organizations to demonstrate compliance with specific quality and process standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care. If you have any concerns bout the product or service that you receive from Harrison County Community Hospital, you may contact ACHC directly at (855) 937-2242.