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Sleep Lab Services at South County Hospital

As of May 30, 2024, we are no longer accepting any new referrals to our sleep lab, and effective August 1, 2024, the South County Hospital Sleep Disorders Lab will close and end all testing including all in-lab and at-home sleep studies.

South County Health Sleep Lab

Do you wake up tired? This is a common symptom of sleep apnea, the most common sleep disorder in the country. Left untreated, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders pose serious health risks.

South County Hospital's nationally-accredited Sleep Disorders Lab is a resource for the diagnosis of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia.

A Nationally Accredited Program

The South County Hospital Sleep Disorders Lab is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine services. The AASM's Standards for Accreditation ensure that sleep medicine providers follow prescribed testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up, and physician and staff training.

Comfort, Convenience, Privacy

Your overnight study takes place in one of the comfortable, private, hotel-like rooms of the Sleep Disorders Lab. All rooms include a private bathroom, flat screen television, and are located in a quiet, serene setting.

Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

If you snore or wake up tired after a full night's sleep, tell your primary care physician you want a referral to the Sleep Disorders Lab. Or, call the Sleep Lab yourself (401-788-1667) and our staff will help you make the arrangements.

Sleep Apnea, pauses in breathing while you sleep, affects 12 million Americans and, if left untreated, can cause serious health risks, such as cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency and headaches. And, as sleep apnea sufferers are always tired, the condition can affect job performance and place you at risk for auto accidents.

Common Indicators of Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Fatigue/daytime tiredness
  • Choking/gasping
  • High blood pressure
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Morning headache
  • Memory loss
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Night sweats