When you have trouble sleeping, the problem might be temporary, or it could be something more serious. If you consistently have trouble sleeping, you may suffer from a sleep disorder that can only be diagnosed through a sleep study. We have a full time staff at Mahaska Health dedicated to providing sleep studies and assessments during your regular sleeping hours.

Location

The night of your sleep study, arrive at the Mahaska Health Emergency Services Entrance at your designated time. The Mahaska Health Emergency Services Entrance is located on the east side of the building, entrance #5. Check-in at the Admitting window and the Sleep Technologist will be called to come and escort you to your sleep room.

Sleep Services

Many times, it’s not the sufferer who notices they have a sleep disorder, but their partner who notices disturbances during their sleep. If you, or your partner, experience these symptoms, a sleep study may be able to help.

Adult symptoms

  • Snoring
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Diabetes
  • Leg cramps
  • Neck circumference
  • Frequent awakenings
  • Irritability
  • Loss of libido
  • Depression

Symptoms in children

  • Hyperactivity
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Learning disabilities
  • Growth problems

Never getting a good night’s sleep is more than an inconvenience; it can lead to serious health problems. Lack of sleep, or lack of good quality sleep, has been linked to increased risk for heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, obesity, diabetes, and shortened life expectancy. Even your everyday life may be more adversely affected than you think with increased stress, irritability, and impaired motor functions. Sleeping poorly can damage your health, work and relationships – and studies show that between 30% to 50% of Americans have trouble sleeping!

If you feel like you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in ages – a sleep study at Mahaska Health might be able to help us find out why. Other reasons you may need a sleep study include:

  • Excessive Snoring / Suspected Sleep Apnea – People with sleep apnea usually snore and may stop breathing just a few, or hundreds of times during sleep. Sleep apnea is treated with the use of a CPAP breathing device worn during sleep.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome – Is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs to stop unpleasant sensations. There are prescription medications to treat RLS.
  • Excessive Daytime sleepiness – Can be caused due to drowsiness associated with sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
  • Inability to sleep – Also known as insomnia, can be caused by a variety of symptoms but usually results in the inability to fall asleep or difficulty staying asleep.

During a sleep study, you’ll stay the night on the Mahaska Health campus in one of our comfortable sleep suites with attached bathrooms and homelike amenities. Your sleep technologist will use non-invasive monitors to record your heart rate, respiratory system, muscle activity, oxygen levels, brain activity, sleep movement and body position throughout the night.

The day of your sleep study:

  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid napping
  • Shower as normal but refrain from using gel or conditioners
  • Take your normal daily medications UNLESS otherwise instructed
  • Go about your normal daily routine

Bring to your sleep study:

  • Completed forms for study, sent to you by MHP
  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card(s)
  • List of current medications
  • Prescription medications you take before bedtime
  • Pajamas or sleep clothes including a top and bottom
  • Toiletries you may want to bring include toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and shampoo
  • Favorite pillow, if desired
  • Sleep aide your physician may have prescribed for you to take for your sleep study

Arriving for your sleep study:

The night of your sleep study, arrive at the Mahaska Health Emergency Services Entrance at your designated time. The Mahaska Health Emergency Services Entrance is located on the east side of the building, entrance #5. Check-in at the Admitting window and the Sleep Technologist will be called to come and escort you to your sleep room.

Does your Sleep Study prescription include medical supplies? If you’re looking for sleep medical supplies in Mahaska County, we currently offer sleep apnea therapy equipment and respiratory equipment and supplies for sale.

MHP Sleep and Medical Supplies offers sleep apnea therapy equipment, as well as respiratory equipment and supplies.

We work with your medical provider and insurance company to get you the equipment and supplies you need on a regular basis.

Certified sleep technicians or respiratory therapists are on staff to assist with expert fitting, as well as regular follow-ups. On our Mahaska Health Partnership campus, we sell a variety of items, including those listed below:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Devices (CPAP)
  • Bi-Level Positive Airway Devices (BiPAP)
  • Heated humidifiers for PAP therapy
  • Masks and accessories
  • Nebulizers

We also offer product warranties, on-call availability, free delivery and replacement supplies.At Mahaska Health Sleep and Medical Supplies, your health matters. Please stop in for your free equipment evaluation. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am – Noon and 1 – 4 pm or call 641.672.3289 to schedule an appointment.

We are located on Level 2 of the Mahaska Health campus in Oskaloosa. We are best accessed through Entrance #2, off C Avenue East.

If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, these audio files will help ease you into a good night’s rest:

https://www.allinahealth.org/john-nasseff-neuroscience-institute/sleep/getting-to-sleep/audio-sleep-guide

Bedtime hygiene often consists of washing your face and brushing your teeth. Sleep hygiene refers to habits you develop over a period of time that promote good sleep.

Good sleep habits promote restful sleep and daytime alertness.They can also prevent the development of sleep problems and disorders. Here are some best practices for sleep hygiene:

https://www.allinahealth.org/John-Nasseff-Neuroscience-Institute/Sleep/Getting-to-sleep/Sleep-hygiene

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