Everyone has an occasional bad night of sleep. But if you’re regularly unable to get the rest you need, you may have a sleep disorder. Everyone is different when it comes to how much sleep they need to function, but the recommended daily average for adults is 7 to 8 hours of sleep to feel alert and well rested.
Whether it is a medical condition that is keeping you awake or personal obligations, the effects of sleep deprivation vary and can lead to irritability, anxiety, fatigue, loss of concentration, or more serious conditions like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
To help you determine if you are suffering from a sleep disorder, our expert staff at Marlette Regional Hospital’s sleep lab can perform a variety of sleep tests.
Available Testing Services
- Sleep study or nocturnal polysomnogram (NPSG). Sleep studies may be a good idea for anyone who has trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. Other signs that you might need a sleep study include snoring loudly, gasping, choking or pauses in breathing while sleeping and having frequent morning headaches. Click here for sleep study preparation information.
- CPAP titration.
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT). A MSLT is used to diagnose narcolepsy, which causes people to fall asleep unwillingly and unknowingly. Click here for multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) procedure information.
- Home sleep testing in Marlette & Sandusky. This test is done in the home setting for patients that are believed to have sleep apnea and it provides some of the same measurements as an in-lab sleep study (polysomnogram). Click here for home sleep testing information. Click here to view a video on home sleep study monitor and sensor equipment set-up and use.
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