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Sleep lab

If your spouse’s snoring has been keeping you awake at night, you might ask your doctor about the benefits of a sleep study at the sleep lab at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center (NMRMC).

Sleep studies help your doctor diagnose disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome.

During the study, a patient spends the night in the comfort of a medically supervised sleep lab. A series of electrodes are placed on the patient’s head, chest and face before going to bed. During the night, machines record brain and muscle activity, eye movement, heart rate, breathing, air flow, and blood oxygen levels. These results can help in the diagnosis of a sleep-related disorder.

In fact, the person you sleep with may notice a sleep disorder well before you do. Excessive snoring, extended breathing pauses during sleep, and choking sensations may indicate a sleep-related breathing disorder. Other symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, trouble concentrating, extreme irritability and forgetfulness. If you have symptoms, tell your doctor.

Contact information

For more information about NMRMC’s sleep lab, call 620.432.5739.