Millions of Americans don’t get the amount of sleep they need to feel physically and mentally refreshed, and sleep is essential to our health and well-being. Sleep disorders can be dangerous. They can result in a variety of serious health problems including:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Drowsy driving
- Poor concentration and work performance
- Loss of memory
- Worsening of depression
- High blood pressure
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Nocturnal urinary frequency
- Persistent acid reflux
- Male impotence
- Menopausal fatigue/mood alterations
- ADHD in all ages
- Childhood learning impairments
- Poor recovery from heart problems
- Increased risk of coronary artery disease
Diagnosis in the Sleep Lap
A polysomnogram is a sleep test that records different activities of the body while the patient is sleeping. This test measures brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, muscle tone and breathing patterns to determine a possible sleeping condition.
One of our sleep technologists attaches small electrodes to the head and skin to monitor physiological changes during sleep. Flexible elastic belts are placed around the chest and abdomen to measure breathing. Heart rate and blood oxygen levels are then monitored by a probe that fits over the finger. These devices cause no discomfort and will not hamper movements during the night. The technical equipment and technologist are in a nearby room monitoring all activities.
Talk to your primary care provider about whether a sleep study may benefit you. If you don’t have a primary care physician, call Mesa Primary Care at (307) 234-6765.
Do you have a sleep disorder?
If you answer “yes” to any of the questions on the following questionnaire, you may have a sleep disorder. Talk with your physician or call The Sleep Lab at (307) 577-2833.
- Do you snore?
- Have you been told that you stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep?
- Do you find it difficult to stay alert and awake during waking hours?
- Do you experience a tingling, crawling feeling or nervousness in your legs when trying to sleep?
- Do you have nighttime heartburn, pain or discomfort?
- Is your sleep affected by your sleep environment or the sleep difficulties of a bed partner?
- Do you wake up gasping for air or trying to catch your breath?
- Do you suffer from morning headaches?
- Does your mouth feel dry when you wake up?
- Do you have a history of hypertension, stroke, irregular heart rhythm, or coronary artery disease?
For New Patients
Once your appointment is scheduled, we will mail or email the patient forms (at right) to you. Please complete these forms carefully. Make sure to list all of your current prescription and over-the-counter medications, specifying the dosage and how often you take them. This information is written on the prescription label. If you need help completing the forms, please arrive 20 minutes early so our staff can assist you. Please bring these completed forms, a photo ID, insurance cards and current medication list to your appointment.
Payment is expected at the time of service. We accept cash, personal checks, VISA, Mastercard and Discover. We are happy to submit medical claims to your insurance provider. Payment arrangement options should be discussed prior to your appointment. For billing and payment questions, please call (307) 237-5026.
The Sleep Lab is in network with the following insurance agencies. We will attempt to work with other agencies.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- United Healthcare
- Cigna (formerly Great West)
- First Choice of the Midwest
- First Choice Health (Formerly Health InfoNet)
- Imagine Health (WISE Network)
- Wyoming Worker's Compensation
- Federal Worker's Compensation