State-of-the-Art Sleep Studies in Macclenny
Did you know that most adults between the ages of 26 to 65 need at least 7 hours of sleep per night? According to the Sleep Foundation, the repercussions of not enough sleep don’t stop at just slower cognitive function, attention lapses and mood shifts — they can be much more serious.
Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and more. That’s why getting your 7-9 hours is so important — it’s a chance for your brain and body to rest, recharge, and keep us healthy.
Our Sleep Lab
Having trouble catching Zz’s? Our state-of-the-art Sleep Lab may be able to help! Accredited through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, our Sleep lab is staffed by registered sleep technologists experienced in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.
We offer two types of sleep tests to understand your sleep patterns. Let’s break down the differences to help you know what to expect!
In-Lab Sleep Test
This type of test requires you to stay overnight at our Sleep Center in Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. Don’t worry — we have the latest in mattresses and recliners for you to enjoy that are designed specifically for maximum comfort!
The in-lab study provides us with the most complete picture of your sleep patterns. We record your heartbeat, breathing, brain waves, eye and limb movements and your blood oxygen levels. This data helps our specialists diagnose sleep conditions and they’ll help put together a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
At-Home Sleep Test
The other type of sleep test we provide allows you to stay home! Also known as an “unattended sleep study,” this test is typically used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Patients who participate in this test are assigned a device that measure things associated with sleep apnea. These include:
- Nasal airflow: a thin nasal cannula is placed under the nose.
- Respiratory effort: elastic belt bands are fitted across the chest.
- Pulse Oximeter: a small clip-like device that attaches to the fingertip and helps measure oxygen levels in the blood.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have been referred by your physician for a sleep study, you can schedule an appointment by calling (904) 259-3151 ext. 3326 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The admissions department cannot schedule an appointment without a physician’s order.