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Sleep Lab

Sleep Lab

Proudly Serving Attleboro and Foxboro, MA, and Surrounding Communities

How did you sleep last night? If you snored, had a headache this morning, or are tired today you may not be getting the sleep you need to function your best. Millions of people have chronic sleep disorders that prevent them from maintaining a normal, healthy sleep/wake cycle. Non-restorative sleep can lead to fatigue, irritability, depression, reduced attention and memory, more frequent illness, and lost productivity. The ill effects of sleep disorders can also cause serious accidents, such as car crashes, and health problems, like cardiac dysfunction and high blood pressure.

Sturdy Memorial's Sleep Lab offers those with sleep trouble a full polysomnographic evaluation, education and treatment services. The Sleep Lab facility combines the latest diagnostic technology with a hotel-like atmosphere. Each spacious room features a private bath, calming decor, flat-screen television, writing desk and comfy memory foam bed to put you at ease. There are even recliners in each room, and light refreshments are also available.

Focusing on sleep disorder breathing such as sleep apnea, the Sleep Lab performs polysomnographic testing, sleep studies that provide clinical staff with a detailed picture of your entire sleep cycle. The studies allow technicians to analyze your exact sleep pattern, from your progression through the 5 normal levels of sleep, to your breathing, oxygen levels, heartbeat, movement and snoring activity. Data from the study is invaluable in diagnosing and treating any sleep disorder you may have.

The morning following your sleep study, experts will begin to analyze your results. Some patients may begin treatment as soon as the next day.

In mild cases, modifications in habits and lifestyle may effectively treat sleeping disorders. Weight Loss, smoking cessation and changes in sleep hygiene all may help your condition. To learn more about proper sleep hygiene click here.

The most common treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea is the use of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) equipment during sleep. CPAP devices use small masks and bedside machines that regulate air flow to help keep your airway from closing during sleep. There are many different types of CPAP machines and appliances, and the Sturdy Memorial Sleep Lab staff will help you choose the best kind for you. Sturdy Memorial even holds CPAP equipment fairs periodically to keep patients informed of emerging technology.

For those diagnosed with sleep apnea, follow-up visits and education are extremely important. You may need help getting started with incorporating CPAP into your routine, or have questions about sleep hygiene. The Sleep Lab staff is always willing to partner with your primary care physician and home care company in helping you adjust to your new treatment, and ensure the best possible outcome.

Sturdy Memorial Hospital is a community resource, primarily serving the residents of Attleboro, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norfolk, Norton, Plainville, Seekonk, Sharon, Rehoboth, Walpole, Wrentham, and nearby Rhode Island. However, anyone who requires care will receive it, regardless of place of residence.