To diagnose sleep disorders, doctors may refer patients to Holland
Hospital's Sleep Center for a sleep study.
The study helps doctors
evaluate nighttime breathing problems such as sleep apnea, or unusual behaviors like
sleepwalking, leg movements during sleep or severe daytime sleepiness.
The sleep study involves an overnight stay at the Sleep Center, which
has hotel-like rooms furnished with cable television, a private bath and
an adjustable bed. Patients check in at 7 p.m., are prepped for
monitoring and then go about their regular bedtime routines. During sleep, monitors record breathing patterns, brain
waves, respiration rate, oxygen saturation and airflow through the nose, The results are recorded and then sent to the sleep specialist
Holland Hospital Sleep Center