Sleep Studies

Sleep Study Diagnosis at Lane Regional Are you tired of not sleeping? Do you or a loved one snore or stop breathing while sleeping? The Sleep Studies Center at Lane Regional Medical Center can help!

Sleep has a restorative quality for both your physical and mental health. When you can't count on an appropriate amount or quality of sleep, you will soon experience some drawbacks. These can include decreased energy levels, mental clarity and cognitive abilities. They may also include increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Whether you find yourself staring at the ceiling all night or simply never feel rested in the morning, a sleep study can help you gain greater insight into your body and health, while also providing the tools needed to overcome the problem once and for all.

According to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 50 to 70 million adults suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can sometimes go unnoticed and are a major cause of sleep disruption. Below is an overview of the most common sleep disorders:

  • Sleep apnea – loud snoring with periods of silence followed by gasps or pauses in breathing during sleep, each lasting long enough that one or more breaths are missed and occur repeatedly throughout sleep.
  • Narcolepsy – excessive and overwhelming daytime sleepiness, in which a person falls asleep during the day at inappropriate times, such as at work or school, even after adequate nighttime sleep.
  • Restless legs syndrome – an irresistible urge to move one's body to stop uncomfortable or odd sensations that feel like creeping, burning, itching or tickling in the muscles.
  • Insomnia – an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, often complaining of being unable to close one's eyes or rest the mind for more than a few minutes at a time.

Sleep Studies at Lane Regional Diagnosis

In partnership with the Louisiana Sleep Foundation, the Sleep Study Center at Lane Regional Medical Center offers a full line of testing regimens to evaluate suspected sleep disorders.

The most common test is a sleep study, or polysomnogram, which is a scientific assessment of sleep staging as related to respiration (oxygen monitoring), brain wave activity, muscle movement and snoring.

Patients spend the night in our comfortable and private, almost-like-home sleep clinic so sleep patterns can be recorded accurately. The data that is gathered is evaluated by our clinicians, then they recommend an education and treatment plan.

Other diagnostic services offered include:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titrations
  • Mean sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Mean wakefulness test (MWT)
  • Restless leg syndrome testing

Most insurance policies cover sleep studies.

Treatment

A variety of treatment options are available, including:

  • Total medical management of your sleep problems by our healthcare team
  • Medication maintenance and management based on your sleep needs
  • Alternative therapy and consultation to treat underlying causes of your sleep problems
  • Consistent follow-up regimens that can prevent future health problems
  • Surgical referrals as warranted by your particular sleep problems
  • On-site equipment and accessories for your sleep device needs
  • Clinical research opportunities for patients who qualify

How to make an appointment

Making an appointment is easy!

  1. Either ask your physician to refer you to the Sleep Study Center at Lane Regional Medical Center, 4710 McHugh Road, Zachary, LA 70791
  2. Call us at (225) 767-8550 to set up an evaluation with our clinical staff; or
  3. Email us to set up an evaluation with our clinical staff using the form below.

How much sleep do you need each night? Achieving an ideal number of hours of sleep each night is crucial to your well-being. Here are the recommended hours of sleep a person should get per night and by age:

Infants

  • Birth–2 months need 10.5–18 hours
  • 2–12 months need 14–15 hours

Toddlers/Children

  • 12–18 months need 13–15 hours
  • 18 months–3 years need 12–14 hours
  • 3–5 years need 11–13 hours
  • 5–12 years need 9–11 hours

Adolescents

  • Need at least 8.5–9.5 hours

Adults

  • Typically need 7–9 hours