Checking your sleep during a nighttime sleep study is often the only way to determine if you have sleep apnea. A sleep study records how your lungs, heart and other parts of your body function while asleep. You can take the quiz below to determine if you should consider having a sleep evaluation.
Helping You Sleep Soundly
At the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Sleep Diagnostic Center, you spend a night in a private room. Sensors check your heart, lungs, brain, muscle movements, air flow from your nose and mouth and your blood's oxygen level. A video camera also records any snoring, talking or motion that occurs during the night.
Your doctor may prescribe a treatment plan of you the next morning, and will also follow-up with you 2-3 weeks after your study to determine if the treatment plan is working and plan any additional treatments.
Should You Seek a Sleep Expert?
You may consider taking part in our sleep evaluation if you answer yes to any of these questions:
- Do you feel that your sleep is not satisfactory?
- Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?
- Have you been told that you walk, talk, moan, or grind your teeth while you sleep?
- Have you been told that your legs kick or twitch during the night?
- Do you lie awake at night feeling worried or anxious?
- Do you ever awaken suddenly gasping for breath?
- Do you feel extremely sleepy during the day?
- Have you been told that you snore?
- Have you ever had sudden attacks of physical weakness?
- Are any of your family members troubled by physical weakness?
If you answered yes to any of these questions and it interferes with your daily life, contact your physician or the Avera McKennan Sleep Diagnostic Center at the number below.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a sleep evaluation, please call 605- 322-7378.