Sleeping Soundly: Could a Sleep Study Help You?


If you’ve been struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, or you find that you don’t feel rested in the morning even after getting enough sleep, your care provider may recommend that you complete a sleep study. At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, our care team is here to provide you with a wide variety of healthcare services. Let’s take a look at what happens during a sleep study.

What Happens During a Sleep Study?

During your sleep study, you’ll typically spend the night at the hospital in a room specially designed for monitoring patient sleep patterns. Before you go to sleep, your care provider will attach electrodes and sensors to various places on your body to record different data points as you sleep. Your eye movements, brain waves, heart rate, muscle activity, and other pieces of information are recorded throughout the night. You may also be observed via video feed by a sleep technician who will watch for any unusual movements or behaviors during your sleep.

Analysis and Conclusions

After your sleep study, your care provider will read your data to learn about your sleep patterns. Based on the information gathered during your sleep study, your provider may diagnose a number of sleep-related conditions, including:

  • Sleep-related movement disorders (like restless legs syndrome)
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders (like sleep apnea)
  • Parasomnias (like sleepwalking)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Insomnia

With the information gathered during your sleep study, your doctor will be able to provide treatment recommendations and perform further testing if necessary.

Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center: Here for Arizona’s Healthcare Needs

At Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, we’re proud to provide a full range of medical services to our Northeastern Arizona patients. We believe in prioritizing patient comfort and safety, and we’re here to provide research-based care for all. Our highly educated team is proud to integrate the latest in medical research into our care techniques, providing you with the best treatments available.

We understand that choosing a healthcare provider is a big decision, and we’re glad that you’re considering Summit Healthcare. We’d love to talk with you about how we can meet your care needs. Reach out to us today at 928-537-4375 to schedule an appointment.

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