NRMC Sleep Center

Do you find yourself excessively tired or cranky during the day? Does your partner’s snoring sound like a freight train?  It may indicate a medical issue. NRMC is here to help. 

At our sleep center, we can determine if an individual is suffering from a sleep disorder.
Having a sleep disorder can interfere with your mood, relationships, alertness, and cause serious health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. 

So, if you are experiencing any of the above, or memory/judgment problems or morning headaches, talk to your doctor to see if a sleep study is appropriate.
A physician referral and prior authorization may be required to schedule a sleep study.

Download our STOP/BANG sleep quiz to share with your doctor: click here

The Sleep Study

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During a sleep study, activities such as brain waves, eye movements, oxygen levels, muscle movement, heart rhythms, and breathing pattern are monitored and recorded for further analysis by an experienced team of healthcare professionals including a registered sleep technician and physician.  In order to monitor your sleep accurately, pain-free sensors are applied with adhesive or straps to several locations on your body. It may take a little bit more time for you to fall asleep in a new place with all these sensors attached, but going to sleep is rarely a problem. NRMC Sleep Center rooms are designed to feel more like a hotel room than a traditional hospital room.  Throughout the night, a sleep technician will be just outside your room. If any problems or concerns arise, just let them know; they are there to assist you.  

When can I schedule a sleep study?

Sleep studies are scheduled seven days a week at your convenience. You will receive a call to schedule after your physician orders the study.

How do I prepare for a Sleep Study?

  • Try to obtain your usual amount of sleep during your regular sleep time the day before the study.
  • Try not to nap the day of your study
  • Dinner will not be available during your stay, so please eat before arriving.
  • Do not take any caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, colas, etc.) or alcohol seven hours prior to your study.
  • Bring toiletry items if you want to clean up in the morning at the sleep center.
  • Please arrive with clean face and hair, free of makeup and hair products.
  • Continue to take your medications in the prescribed amount unless your doctor asks you to change or discontinue it.
  • Bring all medications that you normally take with you to the Sleep Center. This includes insulin and supplies.
  

The Results and Treatment

Our qualified sleep physician will interpret your study and send the results to your physician within a few days.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the treatment of choice for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
CPAP consists of a soft mask that fits over the nose and an air compressor. A continuous flow of air is delivered through the mask to hold open your airway while you sleep.
CPAP uses room air but oxygen can be added if needed.

A restful night’s sleep is essential to your well-being.  If you think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, ask your doctor for a sleep study at the Sleep Center at Nevada Regional Medical Center.

  
NRMC Sleep Center is Accredited by the ACHC.

NRMC Sleep Center

800 S. Ash Street | Nevada, MO. 64772 | 417-667-3355 | Fax: (417) 448-3602
Andrea Miller, Supervisor