Sleep Medicine

Are you tired no matter how much sleep you get? Do you snore? Wake up with a headache? Gasp for air in your sleep? If you’ve experienced any of these problems, you may have a sleep disorder, which can put you at a greater risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, fibromyalgia, hypertension and sexual dysfunction.

Fortunately, the OLBH Sleep Lab, located on the hospital campus in Russell, Kentucky, can assist those with difficulty sleeping. The professionals of the OLBH Sleep Lab have helped thousands of people overcome sleep-related health difficulties and can help you get the restful sleep you deserve.

The OLBH Sleep Lab performs both overnight and daytime sleep studies. Rooms are private and spacious. After arriving at the OLBH Sleep Lab for a sleep study, you will be checked into a bedroom and asked to change into pajamas. The center's technicians will be placing small, dime-sized sensors on you to record your sleep, heart rate and muscle tension. You also will have two elastic bands placed on your abdomen and chest to monitor respiratory movement; a sensor on your finger to monitor oxygen saturation; and a small sensor under your nose to monitor airflow. Even with the sensors on, most patients find that they have no problem falling asleep. 

For questions concerning sleep studies and what to expect from our facility, please call (606) 833-3993.