Sleep Lab Services
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Sleep Lab Services is staffed by professionals and physicians experienced and registered in the treatment of sleep disorders. The facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments to monitor sleep patterns, breathing, brainwaves, heart activity, and eye and muscle movements. An evaluation may include a overnight sleep study, a series of monitored daytime naps, or a split night study.
Studies are conducted in comfortable private rooms with a television. Snacks are provided. Accommodations for parents of pediatric patients are available. Parents are encouraged to stay overnight and bring their child’s favorite toy or “snuggly” to help their child feel more comfortable.
Better Sleep, Better Health
Sleep is not just a break in your waking hours. A good sleep helps renew energy you need to be safe and successful throughout the day. Like many people who have received treatment, you can experience the healthful benefits of a good sleep such as:
- Increased energy and stamina
- Lower risk of accidents and injuries
- Positive outlook
- More enthusiasm
- Increased mental sharpness and creativity
- Improved relationships
- Other overall health benefits
Talk to your physician or call the experts at IU Health Bloomington Hospital Sleep Lab Services at 812.353.5740.
Signs of Sleep Disorders
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times
- Sleep Apnea (brief interruptions of breathing during sleep)
- Muscle weakness or Restless Leg Syndrome
- Unintentional kicking during sleep
- Low energy or persistent feelings exhaustion
- Increased anxiety or irritability during the day
- Sleep walking, bedwetting, or nightmares
- Bruxism (grinding of teeth)
Getting the Sleep You Need
Sleep disorders deprive 2 out of 4 Americans of a good night sleep. More than 100 different disorders limit quality of life and may increase your risk for serious medical conditions including:
- Heart disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Difficulty Losing Weight
- Weight Gain
Living with a sleep disorder can interfere with your performance at home, school, or work and even affect your relationships with family and friends. In most cases, sleep disorders can be easily managed once they are properly diagnosed.
Common Sleep Problems and Disorders
Snoring - A tissue vibration in the back of the throat that can result in abnormal breathing and sleep disruptions.
Sleep Apnea - A potentially life threatening condition in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep.
Restless Leg Syndrome - A creepy crawling feeling and irresistible urge to move your legs when at rest.
Narcolepsy - Excessive daytime sleepiness and tendency to fall asleep at inappropriate times.
Insomnia - Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
Parasomnia - Movement such as sleepwalking or problems with you internal clock caused by environmental changes.