TMC Sleep Lab
All rise, no shine? Maybe you just need a good night’s sleep.
If you are one of the millions who snore, sleep poorly, wake up with headaches, are fatigued, have insomnia, wake frequently or remain excessively sleepy throughout the day, you may have a sleep disorder. Lack of sleep can cause poor concentration and poor job performance. In fact, drowsiness causes more than 56,000 car accidents each year alone. And chronic sleep disorders can lead to other physical concerns, such as hypertension, heart attack or stroke.
The Sleep Lab at Texoma Medical Center can treat most sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. In many cases, an overnight sleep study is the best way to determine if you have a sleep disorder. A good study of your sleeping patterns also requires that you're comfortable. So our study rooms are more like guest or hotel rooms than hospital rooms—complete with big, comfortable beds—to help you feel at home.
Our specially trained staff will work with you and your physician to diagnose your sleep problem and help you get the good night's sleep you need. And because we're located nearby, you can get the care you need without having to travel far from home. You can rely on us to answer your questions.
Common sleep disorders that require a sleep study for accurate diagnosis include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Sleepwalking, night terrors, nocturnal eating disorders
- Sleep Apnea
Sleep studies are noninvasive procedures where your sleep and breathing patterns are monitored as you sleep. A specially trained technologist will attach small monitoring devices to your head, arms, legs and torso. As you sleep, data recorders capture information about your breathing, heart rate, brain and muscle activity and oxygen levels to help identify your sleep disorder and help us develop a treatment recommendation.
TMC also offers at-home sleep studies. Patients are admitted to the hospital for a brief time where they receive instructions on how to use the equipment at home from a TMC Sleep Lab specialist. Then they are sent home with a portable unit, which conveniently fits in the palm of their hand and can be used while sleeping in the comfort of the patient's own bed.
Treatments for Sleep Disorders
The most common treatments include eating a healthy diet and exercise, changing sleep patterns and in some cases, surgery. One of the most successful treatments for sleep apnea is called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). With this method, a nose mask and CPAP machine deliver a steady stream of oxygen to keep your airway open while you sleep.
After your sleep study, the results will be compiled and forwarded to your physician. We offer a level of technology that provides accurate answers to your sleep problems faster.
We are a results-oriented center, which is why we offer care that is informed, effective and personalized. Regardless of your sleep difficulty, we want you to get the restful, restorative sleep you need.
Sleep studies are scored during the procedure and preliminary results are available the same day. Detailed results are available within 48 hours of the study. For more information, or to schedule a sleep study, call us at (903) 416-4247.
Benefits of a Sleep Study
A good night’s sleep is no longer just a dream…
Benefits of a sleep study at Texoma Medical Center Include:
- The safety of a hospital setting with rooms designed to feel like a hotel suite
- Two registered sleep technicians are on duty through each procedure
- Appointments are available six evenings a week (every night but Thursday)
- With four beds available, appointments are often be made the same week
- Wireless Internet access and cable available
- Most insurance programs accepted and paperwork can be processed on your behalf