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
- 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