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Sleep Study

The Sleep Disorders Lab is located in the Independent Living section of the Gove County Medical Center. Since sleep diagnostic studies are usually done overnight, we've designed the room to help put our patients at ease. It is comfortably furnished with a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress, 32-inch television and a private bathroom with shower.

Sleep Disorders

The Sleep Disorders Program is medically overseen by Dr. Doug Gruenbacher and Randy Gideon, RRT-SDS. Our staff is skilled at making patients as comfortable as possible by answering any questions they may have and making sure the room meets their needs.

Visit your primary care physician if you suffer from sleep issues. If you are in need of a sleep study, your physician will need to call or fax us a referral for a sleep study. We can be reached at 785-754-5169 by phone or 785-754-3329 by fax and we accept most insurance.

Signs/Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:

Observed apnea
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Morning headaches
Loud and disruptive snoring
Gasping or choking during sleep
Frequent urination at night
Depression and irritability

Common Causes of Sleep Apnea:

Large neck or tongue crowding the upper airway
Extra tissue in the airway
Decreased muscle tone holding the airway open

Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea:

High blood pressure
Irregular heart rhythms or heart disease
Heart Attack
Increased likelihood of driving or work-related accidents

Our services include:

Sleep Studies scheduled through the sleep center
Pre- and post-study education information
Diagnostic sleep study Polysomnogram (PSG)/ split-night PSG/PSG with full night positive airway pressure titration used to diagnose and treat sleep apnea
Multiple sleep latency test (MLST) used primarily to diagnose narcolepsy
Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and need to use a CPAP mask, we will work with you, your physician and local equipment providers to set up your service.

Our amenities:

A private sleeping room for adults
Quiet, safe environment to allow for a peaceful sleep
A home-like atmosphere with a queen-size bed, 600 thread- count Egyptian cotton sheets and comforter, flat-screen TV, private bathroom and full-sized shower
Option to bring an item such as a pillow or blanket to make your stay more like your own bed
Sleep Lab is available for testing on Monday through Thursday - but special arrangements for other nights are available upon request

What to bring to your sleep study:

Comfortable bedclothes such as loose sweat pants and a t-shirt or pajamas
Any personal toiletries and a change of clothes for after the study
Any medications, both prescription and over-the-counter that you usually take prior to bedtime
Reading material if you typically read before bedtime
If you require a snack before bedtime, plan to bring one with you.

Canceling a sleep time
If you need to cancel or reschedule your sleep study, please call 785-754-5179 at least 24 hours before your scheduled test.