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Washington Court House Sleep Lab

Welcome to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Sleep Lab

The Sleep Laboratory at Fayette County Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive sleep disorder services with a board-certified sleep physician.

Common Disorders & Treatment

The Sleep Lab at FCMH was established to help doctors diagnose an array of sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and others. Sleep apnea (airway collapse during sleep) is one of the most common disorders we study and, left untreated, can contribute to a number of serious health risks, including obesity, heart attack, and stroke.

What Is a Sleep Study?

A sleep study is a medical test that is conducted as the patient sleeps at night. These tests are used to evaluate the patient's brain activity as they sleep and diagnose any present sleep disorders. These studies are safe, non-invasive and covered in most healthcare coverage plans.

Sleep studies are also conducted as an outpatient procedure, so even though the patient spends the night at our facility, they are no admitted to the hospital. Private rooms (with complimentary television) are provided. Some initial paperwork and questionnaires are required. Once they are completed, patients are asked to change into sleep attire.

Before the patient retires, a technician will affix several monitors to the patient's body. These will record information while the patient sleeps, giving doctor's the data they need to assess the patient's health.

The monitors include 22 sensors applied to your head, face, shoulders, chest and legs and record brain activity, breathing, heart rate, blood-oxygen levels and chin, eye and leg movements. Wearing these monitors is painless and patients can watch TV while they are applied.

Results of your sleep study will be reviewed by our board-certified sleep physician. If you have any questions regarding the sleep study, please call (740) 335-4733 we will be happy to be of assistance.

Why Use the Sleep Lab?

  • Prompt testing with fast, accurate results
  • Cutting-edge patient follow-up program
  • Safe environment with patient suites featuring comfortable, full-size beds and TV/DVD
  • Climate/sound controlled
  • Most insurances accepted
  • Excellent customer service
  • Convenient hours

Have more questions about our sleep lab or your upcoming sleep study with us? Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team at Fayette County Memorial Hospital today.