While Holyoke Medical Center has long been treating patients for sleep disorders, the facility recently doubled its efforts with addition of two new rooms in a totally renovated and completely private Diagnostic Sleep Center. The expansion has allowed people who need diagnosis for sleep disorders to be treated even more quickly than in the past. Here you can see one of the comfortable rooms of the spacious Center, also known as “The Sleep Lab,” where heart and respiratory rates, brain waves and snoring are all expertly monitored. The staff at the Center report that patients love the new facility and have compared it with “Being at home – or better.”
It is estimated by The American Sleep Apnea Association that sleep apnea affects more than 12 million Americans. Along with hypertension and diabetes, other problems that can stem from sleep apnea include memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. At its most basic level, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. We can help.