Stevenson Memorial Hospital Sleep Clinic
Thousands of Simcoe county residents are sleeping better since SMH joined forces with the Hospital Alliance Group to offer sleep lab services to people throughout Simcoe County in 2014.
Using space in the Inpatient Clinics at SMH that is not utilized during the evening, the Hospital Alliance Group conducts overnight sleep studies on three patients per night, seven days a week – helping over 1000 patients a year!
Carefully watched over by a sleep technologist, the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, brain waves, breathing patterns, sleeping patterns and more are monitored overnight, providing vital diagnostic information into their sleep behaviours.
The studies will help to diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders, from insomnia and sleep apnea to snoring, narcolepsy and night movement disorders. Addressing sleep disorders is an important part of chronic disease management. Many people with diabetes have difficulty sleeping, which affects their blood sugar and metabolism. And statistics show that one in five people has trouble sleeping and an estimated 900,000 Canadian adults have been told by a health professional that they have sleep apnea.
Sleep Lab Contact Information:
* Patients must be referred by their physician.