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It's Sleep Technologist Week

It's Sleep Technologist Week

The Campbell County Health Sleep Center celebrates Sleep Technologist Week October 27 – November 2.

Sleep technologists are respiratory therapists who are specially trained to monitor and evaluate sleep disorders. An estimated 123 million Americans suffer from sleep-related problems, and nearly two thirds of all adults experience insufficient sleep three or more times per week.

Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to serious health conditions like weight gain, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, diabetes, and increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.

“The best part about the Sleep Center Department is teamwork,” says CCH Sleep Center Supervisor Dessie Hoxie. “Everyone works and communicates well together, anticipating our patient’s needs and striving to find the best possible solutions. I’m proud of our sleep team!”

The Sleep Center at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming is specially designed for sleep studies and provides a full range of diagnostic studies and treatment for more than 80 different sleep disorders. The most commonly treated sleep disorders are:

  • snoring
  • sleep apnea
  • insomnia
  • restless leg syndrome
  • shift work disorder

While patients sleep in quiet, comfortable rooms, sleep technologists observe and record sleep patterns, heart and respiratory activity, and body movements in an adjacent monitoring room. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively once they have been accurately diagnosed. Dr. Michael Nolledo, a Board Certified sleep physician, is the medical director of the Sleep Center. Campbell County Health’s Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

A big round of applause to the CCH Sleep Center team! Thank you for all that you do in keeping our community healthy, and well rested. Learn more about the Sleep Center at www.cchwyo.org/sleep.