SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK

In correlation with The National Sleep Foundation’s sleep awareness week (March 14-20), we are bringing discussions and tips for better sleep to you. Click on the below to learn some helpful tips, find out what immunity has to do with sleep, and the sign & symptoms.

Sleep Awareness Packet

 

Here at Guthrie County Hospital, we have a fully accredited sleep lab that is dedicated to helping patients increase their quality of life through better sleep.  Most people know to seek medical attention for pain and discomfort, but sleep problems are often overlooked or ignored.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 50 – 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and sleep problems, but due to lack of awareness and education, over half are undiagnosed or untreated.


SHOULD YOUR SLEEP BE EVALUATED?

Do you have the following signs, symptoms, and/or risk factors of an underlying sleep disorder?

  • Snoring
  • Waking gasping for air
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Morning headaches
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of energy
  • Irritability
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease

 
Sleep Testing Accommodations

A formal sleep study is a non-invasive study conducted by one of our partnered sleep technicians from SomniTech.  The study will look at multiple aspects of your sleep, such as brain waves, heart rhythm, respiration, eye movement, and leg movement.  We know that sleeping away from home can be a challenge, that is why we have set up our sleep lab to convey the home environment as much as possible.  Our sleep lab rooms are spacious with a home feel to help ensure comfort and privacy. We also provide in-home sleep studies. 

Sleep is important to your overall health and we are here to help. Check out the below brochure for more information: 

For questions, call our Specialty Clinic at 641-332-3900 or call 641-332-3838 and discuss with a Respiratory Therapist.