PERRY – Dallas County Hospital’s Sleep Study Program recently earned accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
This 3-year accreditation ensures that Dallas County Hospital’s Sleep Study Program meets or exceeds all required standards set forth by ACHC. All ACHC accreditation surveys are conducted by Sleep Specialists who offer evidence-based best practices to ensure all quality measures and standards are met or exceeded.
Sleep apnea is very common, according to the National Sleep Foundation over 18 million Americans suffer from this disease. If sleep apnea is left untreated it can have serious and even life-threatening consequences such as: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, memory problems and weight gain.
Risk factors for sleep apnea include: being male, being overweight, over age 40, large neck size (17 inches or greater for males and 16 inches or greater for females), having large tonsils, a large tongue or small jaw bone, having a family history of sleep apnea, having Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum, allergies or sinus problems.
Along with the accreditation, other benefits of choosing Dallas County Hospital for Sleep Services include:
- Convenient and local
- Simple referral process
- Fast referral to study scheduling
- Quick Interpretation turn-around time
- Follow up with local professionals
Sleep studies are scheduled through a physician / provider referral. If you or someone you know may be a candidate for a sleep study, talk to your provider today and enjoy the benefits of accredited sleep services at Dallas County Hospital. For more information, please call 515-465-7686.