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Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep

"Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."
- Thomas Dekker

Gila Regional Medical Center's Neuro Diagnostic Department offers sleep studies in private rooms with a Certified and Registered Respiratory Therapist/Polysomnographer.

A Respiratory Therapist is assigned to each patient and will remain with the patient until the test is completed as well as to answer any questions the patient may have. Additionally, the Sleep Center has a medical doctor who is a board certified sleep doctor who reads the results of the study..

Gila Regional Medical Center has great outpatient testing facilities! Pick high quality, high service care that is close to home!

Once you have your doctor orders, schedule an appointment at (575) 538-4193.

Sleep Disorder Tests Your Doctor Can Order

Polysomnograms (PSG)

During sleep, a PSG, or recording, uses EEG and other physiologic measures to evaluate sleep disorders. The test is used to help evaluate patients who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or who have trouble falling asleep at night. Some common sleep disorders that can be diagnosed are:

  • Sleep Apnea - This is a disorder in which the breathing cycle becomes irregular while sleeping. In some cases, breathing can stop completely. This can have potentially dangerous consequences, as there may be a decreased supply of oxygen to the heart and brain.

    A major symptom of sleep apnea may include loud snoring followed by a period of interrupted breathing. During the day, a person suffering from this disorder may feel excessive daytime sleepiness or impaired alertness and mental capacity.

    Adults are not the only ones who can be affected by this sleep disorder. Often children misdiagnosed with ADD show improvements in behavioral and emotional problems after being treated for Sleep Apnea. Through testing, GRMC's Sleep Lab can diagnose sleep apnea and possible treatments can be administered.
  • Insomnia - If you are having trouble falling asleep at night, or you find yourself waking up frequently throughout the night you may have insomnia. Everyone experiences brief periods of insomnia, but if the problem is chronic it should be evaluated.

    There are numerous possible causes for chronic insomnia. Poor sleep habits, excessive use of alcohol or certain medications, or conditions such as depression can all lead to the inability to sleep. The Sleep Lab can help determine the underlying cause and recommend a course of treatment for insomnia.
  • Narcolepsy - Some people, no matter how much they sleep, experience a continual irresistible need to sleep. These people may suffer from Narcolepsy and can fall asleep anytime while working, talking or even driving. They may also experience a periodic loss of muscle tone and sleep paralysis (the inability to move or talk upon waking).

    There is no cure for Narcolepsy, but symptoms can be controlled with behavioral and medical therapy. Basic lifestyle adjustments such as keeping a good sleep schedule, improving diet and exercise, and avoiding stressful situations may also help reduce symptoms. Testing for Narcolepsy can be done at GRMC's Sleep Lab and individuals with the disorder can expect to enjoy near-normal lifestyles with proper treatment.

Payment options for GRMC's Sleep Lab/Cardiopulmonary

Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans cover costs of care. We accept all patients regardless of ability to pay. For more information contact GRMC Financial Counselors through the Patient Finance Services.

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If you believe that any of these services at Gila Regional Medical Center might be helpful for you or a loved one, talk to your physician about a referral.

Gila Regional Sleep Lab -- 575-538-4193 | 1313 E. 32nd Street, Silver City, NM 88061