Tossing and Turning?
An occasional night of restlessness isn't unusual. However, long-term sleep problems have become an epidemic. To address this growing problem, KDMC launched the region’s first Sleep Medicine program in 1985. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of patients with safe, effective treatment for sleep disorders ranging from apnea to insomnia and narcolepsy.
Sleep studies are performed in private, comfortable, home-like rooms, usually between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
During a sleep study, tiny electrodes are attached to the patient's skin. These sensors record heart rate, breathing, oxygen level and brain waves.
The Sleep Medicine Center is medically supervised by KDMC pulmonologist Scott Nelson, M.D., who interprets test results and recommends treatment if a sleep disorder is discovered.
Sleep studies are performed in our Ashland, Ky., and Wheelersburg, Ohio, locations. A physician order is required.