At Mercy's Sleep Lab, a sleep test called polysomnography is done to diagnose your sleep disorder. You would sleep overnight in the lab with electrodes connected to your scalp. Your breathing, eye movements, muscle tone, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and rhythm, and brain waves would be recorded during sleep. The data would then be monitored and analyzed by the sleep lab technicians in Mason City via modern computer technology.
Most sleep disorders can be treated or managed effectively but only after the condition has been fully and accurately diagnosed. The sleep lab in New Hampton works with a neurologist to read and interpret the sleep reading. Test results and follow up care recommendations will be shared with the patient and referring physician.
For more information, talk with your healthcare provider.