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Sleep Study

The Sleep Disorders Lab of Gove County Medical Center offers sleep diagnostic studies. Since these studies are usually done overnight, we’ve designed each room to help put our patients at ease. They are each comfortably furnished with a queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress, 32-inch television, and a private bathroom.

The Sleep Disorders Program is medically overseen by Dr. Doug Gruenbacher and Nicki Graham, Respiratory Therapy Director. Our staff is skilled at making patients as comfortable as possible by answering any questions they may have and making sure the room meets their needs.


Visit your primary care provider if you suffer from sleep issues. If you are in need of a sleep study, your provider will need to make a referral for a sleep study. 


We accept most insurances and can be reached at (785) 754-5179 by phone or (785) 754-2272 by fax.


Signs/Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:


  • Observed apnea
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Morning headaches
  • Loud and disruptive snoring
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Depression and irritability
  • Injurious Behavior During Sleep
  • Cataplexy
  • Hypnagogic Hallucinations
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Stroke/Neuromuscular Disease
  • Moderate to Severe Pulmonary Disease
  • Nocturnal Desaturations with unexplained Pulmonary HTN
  • Proven OSA, treated with UPPP
  • Proven OSA, treated with Oral Appliance


Common Causes of Sleep Apnea:


  • Obesity
  • Large neck or tongue crowding the upper airway
  • Extra tissue in the airway
  • Decreased muscle tone holding the airway open


Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea:


  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart rhythms or heart disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Increased likelihood of driving or work-related accidents


Our Services Include:


  • Sleep Studies scheduled through the sleep center
  • Pre- and post-study education information
  • Diagnostic sleep study Polysomnogram (PSG)/ split-night PSG/PSG with full night positive airway pressure titration used to diagnose and treat sleep apnea
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MLST) used primarily to diagnose narcolepsy
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
  • If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and need to use a CPAP, we will work with you, your provider and local equipment providers to set up your service.


Our Amenities:


  • A private sleeping room for adults
  • Quiet, safe environment to allow for a peaceful sleep
  • A home-like atmosphere with a queen-size bed, cotton sheets and comforter, flat-screen TV, private bathroom and full-sized shower
  • Option to bring an item such as a pillow or blanket to make your stay more like your own bed
  • Sleep Lab is available for testing on Monday through Thursday – but special arrangements for other nights are available upon request


What to bring to your Sleep Study:


  • Comfortable bed clothes such as loose sweatpants and a t-shirt or pajamas
  • Any personal toiletries and a change of clothes for after the study
  • Any medications, both prescription and over-the-counter that you usually take prior to bedtime
  • Reading material if you typically read before bedtime
  • If you require a snack before bedtime, plan to bring one with you.


Canceling a Sleep Time

If you need to cancel or reschedule your sleep study, please call (785) 754-5179 at least 24 hours before your scheduled test.