Sleep Study Lab Open House Scheduled for Oct. 25

Posted: 10/18/2012

PHOTO: Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility provides a home-like environment, helping patients to sleep as naturally as possible during a sleep research study to obtain the most accurate results. The public invited to tour the sleep study lab on Oct. 25.Brookings, S.D. – Oct. 18, 2012 – The community is invited to an open house at Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostics Facility on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The sleep study lab is located on the first floor of Brookhaven Estates, 2400 Sunrise Ridge Circle.

The public will be able to tour the home-like facility, speak with respiratory therapists trained in conducting sleep studies, and ask any questions about sleep research studies. In addition, a complimentary screening will be offered that people may use to follow up with their physician. Refreshments will be served.

One out of three people do not experience quality sleep. This can be a sign of an underlying sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, which a sleep study at Brookings Health System’s Sleep Diagnostic Facility can help diagnose.

Symptoms of an underlying sleep disorder include:

  • Snoring
  • Sleepiness during waking hours
  • Being overweight
  • Morning headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritation, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty staying awake while driving, watching TV, reading a book or attending a meeting
  • Waking up choking for air or having a skipping or racing heart during the night

The sleep study lab open house is held in conjunction with Respiratory Care Week, Oct. 21-27, an annual celebration that recognizes respiratory care therapists and promotes awareness of lung health issues and practices.

For more information about sleep studies at Brookings Health System, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/sleeplab.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.