RANSON, W. Va. - West Virginia University Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently hosted an open house to showcase the new location of its sleep lab center at 205 East Fifth Avenue in Ranson.
The new lab features a home-like atmosphere with two private bedrooms for performing sleep studies. A sleep study is an overnight procedure that allows extensive monitoring of your bodies' activities while you sleep and allows a sleep specialist to determine whether any abnormalities are present in your sleeping pattern, muscle activity or breathing during the night.
Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common among millions of Americans. Once a sleep disorder is identified, a sleep specialist will analyze the results from the sleep study and design a treatment and care program.
Sleep is necessary for optimal health, and the different states and stages of sleep impact sleep quality, quantity, and sleep dreams. For more information on sleep disorders, call the Jefferson Memorial Hospital sleep lab at 304.728.1924.
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Sleep Technician Joe Knotts explains the sleep study procedure to a patient.