The Sleep Disorder Center is a two-suite lab, staffed by experienced polysomnography technicians and respiratory care practitioners. A polysomnography, or sleep study, is a painless test to measure sleep cycles and stages by recording brain waves (EEG), muscle and eye movement, breathing rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation and hearth rhythm. These non-invasive tests can provide diagnostic information for the patient's doctor to use in the development of a treatment plan.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale (pdf) is used to evaluate a patient's daytime sleepiness. Patients can return the Epworth Sleepiness Scale to the Sleep Lab by fax to (970) 479-7188 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact your health care provider if you would like to find out if a sleep study might be right for you.
Always talk to your primary health care physician about your health concerns. Your physician can refer you to the Sleep Disorder Center.
The Sleep Disorder Center is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.