Tossing and Turning?
An occasional night of restlessness isn't unusual. However, long-term
sleep problems have become an epidemic. To address this growing problem,
KDMC launched the region’s first Sleep Medicine program in 1985.
Since then, we’ve helped thousands of patients with safe, effective
treatment for sleep disorders ranging from apnea to insomnia and narcolepsy.
Sleep studies are performed in private, comfortable, home-like rooms, usually
between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. During a sleep study, tiny electrodes are attached
to the patient's skin. These sensors record heart rate, breathing,
oxygen level and brain waves.
The Sleep Medicine Center is medically supervised by KDMC pulmonologist
Scott Nelson, M.D., who interprets test results and recommends treatment if a sleep disorder
Sleep studies are performed in our Ashland, Ky., and Portsmouth, Ohio,
locations. A physician order is required.
For more information, talk to your primary care provider or give us a call
at (606) 408-1670.