Bourbon Community Hospital's Sleep Lab is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Our Sleep Lab has been a leader in the sleep field since our opening in 1995. We were one of the first Sleep Labs in Kentucky to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This accreditation reflects our commitment to ensure that patients with sleep discorders receive the highest quality of care. The AASM's Standards of Accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities. Our Sleep Lab went through our re-accreditation survey in 2017 and we received full accreditation for another five years with no suggested recommendations.
Sleep studies usually are done in the Sleep Center, located on the hospital campus. Sleep studies are tests that watch what happens to your body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing your sleep problems.
Sleep studies can also determine whether you have a problem with your stages of sleep. The two stages of sleep are non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM). Normally, NREM and REM alternate 4 to 5 times during a night's sleep. A change in this cycle may make it hard for you to sleep soundly.