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Sleep Medicine

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.

Pulmonologist Mohamad Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., is the sleep lab's medical director. who interprets test results and recommends treatment if a sleep disorder is discovered.

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.

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