CARDINAL SLEEP CONTACT INFO
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2610 N. Glenstone Ave. Suite 201 Springfield, MO 65803
I-44 Exit 80—one block south to Campus Inn
STEPS TO PLAN YOUR SLEEP STUDY (PSD ONLY)
- Tell your trainer and fleet manager you have been referred for a sleep study.
- Call the sleep lab 7-10 days before returning to Springfield.
- Call Trinity Medical Clinic at 417-521-3925 to schedule your physical.
- Bring a copy of your CDL when you arrive at the sleep lab.
- Arrive on time. Please understand if you are early you will have to wait until your designated appointment time.
PREPARING FOR YOUR SLEEP STUDY
- Bring your pajamas or shorts and a t-shirt.
- Do not drink caffeine prior to sleep study.
- Take your regularly prescribed medicine as necessary.
- Please arrive for your study clean shaven. Beards are fine, stubble is not.
- Please arrive showered with clean skin and hair.
- The test is non-invasive and painless.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR SLEEP STUDY
- A sleep study is a non-invasive and painless diagnostic test.
- Upon arriving at the sleep lab, your technician will show you to your room and answer any questions you may have.
- Sticky patches and sensors called electrodes will be places on your scalp, face, chest, limbs and finger; the connecting wires are very thin and flexible.
- While you sleep these sensors will record your brain activity, eye movements, heart rate and rhythm, and the amount of oxygen in your blood.
- Elastic belts will be placed on your chest and abdomen. These measure the strength and duration of inhaled and exhaled breaths.
- All of this data is collected and evaluated by the technician during your study.
- The first half of the study is known as the diagnostic portion. The technician will determine if you have met the criteria to initiate CPAP therapy. If you have met the criteria, the technician will initiate CPAP therapy and adjust the pressure settings to accommodate your needs and see how you respond to therapy.
- CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the most effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- CPAP provides pressure through a mask that keeps your airway open and allows you to breathe normally.
- At the end of the night, your study will be sent to a Board Certified Sleep Physician for interpretation.
TERMS WORTH NOTING
- OSA-Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- AHI-Apnea Hypopnea Index
- CPAP-Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder where the soft tissue of your airway falls shut while sleeping. This creates pauses in breathing known as Apneas. Apneas can cause oxygen in the blood to drop, depriving vital organs of oxygen. Depriving the brain and the organs of oxygen can cause disruptions in your sleep cycle. This can keep you from getting restorative sleep known as REM sleep. Leaving Obstructive Sleep Apnea untreated can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and has been linked to type 2 diabetes.
CLEANING YOUR CPAP
- Place mask (remove headgear), tubing, and water chamber in large container.
- Fill with warm water and mild dishwashing soap.
- Wash mask, water chamber, and tubing.
- Air dry on a clean towel.
- Hang tubing to dry.
- Wipe down outside of CPAP and headgear for mask with baby wipes or alcohol free wipes.
- Wash filter and air dry.
QUICK CLEANING AND SANITIZING
- Wipe mask with non-alcohol wipes daily
- Wash filter daily.
- Sanitize your mask, tubing, and water chamber weekly with a 10 to 1 solution of water and white vinegar.
- Soak for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
- Clean silicone seals weekly.
- Seals are between and water chamber and the CPAP.
- Dry completely before reinserting and make sure seals are lined up with grooves to assure they will not leak.
- NEVER use harsh cleaners such as bleach or disinfectants.
SUGGESTED REPLACEMENT CYCLE
- Mask-every 3 months
- Tubing-every 3 months
- Headgear-6 months