Only you and your loved ones can determine if you are in need of a sleep evaluation. You may have a sleep disorder if you experience difficulty falling or staying asleep, excessive snoring, irregular breathing or choking, daytime sleepiness or painful legs during sleep.
Diagnostic testing is a painless procedure used to determine if you have a sleep disorder. During the procedure, you spend the night at the hospital and are monitored by a specially trained sleep technician who uses electrodes to gather information on several physiological responses including heart rate, respiration, oxygen levels, brain wave activity, eye movement and limb movement. Dr. Jeffrey Hagedorn reviews the results of the study and consults with your physician about a treatment plan that may include medication, behavior therapy or surgery.
A physician’s order is required to receive a sleep study. Children ages 6 and older are eligible for a sleep study, and parents may spend the night in the room with their child. Daytime studies are available for second and third shift workers. Our Sleep Clinic is handicapped accessible. Sleep studies are covered by most insurance plans. For more information, call (812) 933-5123 or email Kathy Newell.