Sleep problems and lack of quality sleep can affect everything from your quality of life, work productivity, and relationships – to your cardiovascular system and overall health. Compounding the problem is that most people know when to seek help from physical discomfort such as pain, but sleep problems are often overlooked or ignored. In fact, the overwhelming majority of people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated.
Should your sleep be evaluated?
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do people tell you that you snore?
- Has anyone ever told you that you have pauses in breathing or that you gasp for breath when you sleep?
- Are you so tired when you wake up in the morning that you have trouble functioning throughout the day?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you regularly have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?
- If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a complete sleep evaluation should be considered and discussed with your physician.
Sleep Testing accommodations at Orange City Area Health System
We know how important a good night’s sleep is in helping your body restore and function at its best. Our sleep rooms are spacious with full-size regular beds to ensure your comfort and privacy during a sleep study.
A sleep study by SomniTech is a noninvasive, pain-free procedure that usually requires spending a night or two in our sleep rooms while various physiological parameters are monitored. After a study, the data is tabulated by a technologist and presented to a board-certified sleep physician for interpretation.
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.
A team of family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience for three consecutive years.