|Culbertson Memorial Hospital
238 S. Congress
Rushville, IL 62681
Telephone: (217) 322-4321
Fax: (217) 322-2546
Services > Sleep Lab
Culbertson Memorial Hospital offers area patients the latest in sleep disorder technology.
The National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research found that 40 million Americans are chronically ill with various sleep disorders. If not treated, a sleep disorder could lead to heart attacks, strokes, car accidents, and various problems at home or work.
Most sleep disorders are easily treated and can greatly improve your quality of life. The sleep test is usually covered by insurance as an outpatient procedure and is completed with a short stay in the sleep lab.
Once you have decided that you may have a sleep disorder, you can discuss the problem with your doctor and be referred to the CMH Sleep Lab.
Sleep disorder symptoms include:
There is nothing to fear while taking part in a sleep study. Sleep studies are usually performed at night since that is when most people sleep the best. If you work a night shift and usually sleep during daytime hours, special arrangements can be made to perform your sleep study during the day.
On the day of your sleep study, you should avoid caffeine after 5:00 P.M. Do not take a nap or sleep later than usual in the morning. Try to follow your normal routine. You may take a shower before coming to the sleep lab for your test, but do not apply any body lotion. Take any regular medications as directed by your physician.
You should bring some comfortable sleepwear. You may bring your own pillow, reading material, or anything else that will make you feel more at home.
When you arrive at CMH, check in at the registration desk near the main entrance. A trained sleep technician will escort you to your own private, home-like room, where you should have no trouble feeling comfortable and at home.
Once you are settled in and ready to begin the study, the sleep technician will attach sensors to various areas of your skin with a special paste and tape application. You are free to watch television, read, or just relax prior to falling asleep.
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