Are you sleeping well at night? Do you snore? Are you tired during the day? If you answer yes to any of these questions you may have a sleep disorder. Nearly half of all Americans have some kind of sleep disorder, with insomnia being the most common.
Laurens County Health Care System is pleased to announce the opening of two individual patient sleep rooms. In an effort to provide convenient patient access to sleep disorder diagnosis, the hospital has contracted with SleepMed to provide diagnostic services. Members of our medical staff specialize in sleep medicine, providing local consultation and reading services.
A simple, painless overnight procedure where your brain waves, muscle activity, leg movements, heart rhythms and other body functions can be monitored by a highly-skilled sleep technologist while you sleep. The sleep data is scored, interpreted by a sleep specialist, and sent to your ordering physician. Your results and diagnosis are provided to you and your physician, who will recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Unless you work a night shift, this should not be necessary. A patient's study usually begins in the evening and is completed before 7 a.m., enabling you to go to work following the sleep study.
Most major insurance companies, as well as Medicare, provide coverage for sleep studies, but it is always advised with any medical procedure to verify coverage with your insurance company before scheduling a sleep study appointment.
If you would like to schedule a sleep consultation, call (864) 833-9413 or talk to your physician.
If you are interested in seeing what happens during a sleep study, visit www.sleepmed.md and click on 'Video Tours' to view a tour of a sleep study.