Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center is designed to help you and your doctor learn more about your sleep problems. Some of the conditions the Sleep Disorders Center can test for include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, snoring, restless legs syndrome and problems from shift work. Testing to find out whether you have any of these conditions is simple and painless. Call us at 304.857.3514 today to learn more.
A sleep study (polysomnogram) is a procedure that measures bodily functions during sleep. Your sleep study is designed for your individual case. Some of the measurements taken include brain waves, heart beat, eye movement, muscle tension, leg movement, airflow breathing, chest and abdominal breathing and blood oxygen levels.
Why take these measurements?
During sleep, your body functions differently from when you are awake. Disrupted sleep can disturb daytime activities, and sometimes medical problems that occur while you are sleeping are a risk to your health.
It takes about a week for the test to be scored and a report written. Your physician or the healthcare professional who referred you to the Sleep Disorders Center for testing will receive a copy of the written report. If you would like another healthcare provider to receive a copy, please request it in writing.
Are Sleep Studies Covered by Insurance?
For most patients, sleep studies are covered under major medical insurance plans. The percentage of coverage depends on your specific plan. Check with your insurance company to find out the details of your policy.
Imran Khawaja, MD
Board-Certified Pulmonologist & Sleep Disorders Specialist
Program Director Imran Khawaja, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist & sleep disorders specialist. He also serves as a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Randall Hawkins, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Physician
Medical Director Randall Hawkins, MD, FACP, is an internal medical physician at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Where should I go for my appointment?
Pleasant Valley Hospital is located at 2520 Valley Drive in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. You will need to enter the hospital through the main entrance and check in at the scheduling desk located in the main lobby of the hospital.
Pleasant Valley Hospital Sleep Disorders Center 2520 Valley Drive
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
What should I bring with me?
Please bring the following items:
- Your own pillow (although not required) because most people sleep better with their own pillows
- Two-piece pajamas or something comfortable to sleep in
- Something to read or work on when you are not sleeping
- A change of clothes for the next day
- Any necessary medications; our staff is unable to supply any medications
The Sleep Lab provides towels and bedding, and there are private showers and toilet facilities.