Monday, April 29 2013, 10:09 AM CDT
It all comes down to sleep
By Molly Trotter/KTVL.COM
MEDFORD, Ore. -- More people are coming to the conclusion that maybe the root of their health problems comes down to how they sleep at night.
The Rogue Valley Sleep Center has seen an increase of people being prescribed sleep studies by their doctors within the last year.
"A sleep study is an overnight recording that documents various physiological activities during sleep by more than 20 electrodes attached all over your body," said John Klanich, a registered polysomnographic technologist.
The study identifies patients sleep patterns and identifies any potential problems that might occur during sleep. Sleep studies are usually performed during a patients normal sleeping hours to get the most accurate reading.
"Many people question themselves on whether a sleep study would benefit them. One of the most common questions we get asked is how the study is performed. All patients will spend the night in a comfortable, private room. Our facility is designed similarly to a nice hotel, with queen-size beds, televisions and all essential amenities, making it as comfortable as possible," Klanich said.
Before the study, a technologist will attach small sensors to the patients scalp, face and body, but never do they use any needles throughout the process.
"In order for someone to get a sleep study, they must be prescribed a sleep study by their doctor and along with that, most insurance companies will cover most of the cost for your study," Klanich said.
Rogue Valley Sleep Center also has many tips on how your can get a better night's sleep, just visit http://www.asante.org/service-search/rogue-valley-sleep-center/tips-for-better-sleep/ for more information.