Sleep & Neurodiagnostic Institute
2500 Canterbury Dr., Suite 108
Hays, KS 67601 | Directions
Your Sleep Physician
A good night’s sleep is important to your well-being. Since most people spend roughly one third of their lives asleep, it’s easy to see how the quality of sleep directly affects the quality of your life.
One out of three Americans has a sleep disorder which makes sleeping or waking hours miserable. Many of these people suffer needlessly simply because they are unaware that a problem exists.
Once detected, most sleep disorders can be corrected. The following simple test is designed to alert you to any problems which may result from sleep disorders.
- Polysomnography for the diagnosis of sleep disorders
- Polysomnography with titration of CPAP, bilevel, and servo-ventilation therapy
- Home sleep apnea testing
- Multiple sleep latency testing for the diagnosis of narcolepsy and hypersomnia
- Maintenance of wakefulness testing to assess the effectiveness of a patient’s treatment plan for their sleep disorder
- EEG services
Test the Quality of Your Sleep
Here’s a quick test that can help determine the quality of your sleep. If you experience any of the following symptoms on a regular basis, circle the # of each statement which applies to you.
1. I’ve been told that I snore loudly.
2. I’ve been told that I stop breathing or gasp for breath while I sleep, although I don’t remember this when I wake up.
3. I have high blood pressure.
4. My friends and family say they have noticed changes in my personality.
5. I am gaining weight.
6. I sweat excessively during the night.
7. I have noticed my heart pounding or beating irregularly during the night.
8. I get morning headaches.
9. I seem to be losing my sex drive.
10. No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I still fall asleep-even after a full night’s sleep.
11. When I experience strong emotions such as anger, fear, or surprise I go limp.
12. I have fallen asleep while driving – even after a full night’s sleep.
13. I experience vivid dreamlike scenes upon or soon after falling asleep.
14. I have fallen asleep during physical effort.
15. I feel as though I have to cram a full day into every hour to get anything done.
16. I have trouble at work or school because of sleepiness.
17. I often feel totally paralyzed for brief periods when falling asleep or just after wakening.
18. I have to use antacids almost every week for stomach trouble and wake up with heartburn.
19. I have a chronic cough.
20. I have morning hoarseness.
21. I wake up at night coughing or wheezing.
22. I have frequent sore throats.
23. Even though I slept through the night, I still feel sleepy during the day.
24. Other than when exercising, I still experience muscle tension, aching or crawling sensations in my leg.
25. I ‘ve been told that I kick at night.
26. I experience leg pain during the night.
27. Sometimes I can’t keep my legs still at night. I just have to move them.
28. I awaken with sore or aching muscles.
29. Thoughts race through my mind and this prevents me from sleeping.
30. I wake up during the night and can’t go back to sleep.
31. I worry about things and have trouble relaxing.
32. I wake up earlier in the morning then I would like to.
33. I lie awake for a half an hour or more before I fall asleep.
34. I feel sad and depressed. I feel afraid to go to sleep.
Questions 1-10: These symptoms describe people with Sleep Apnea, a potentially life-threatening disorder which causes you to stop breathing during your sleep.
Questions 11-17: These symptoms are experienced by people with Narcolepsy, a lifelong disorder characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks during the day.
Questions 18-23: These are symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux, a disorder caused when stomach acid “backs up” into the throat during the night.
Questions 24-28: These symptoms describe Nocturnal Myoclonus or Restless Legs Syndrome, a disorder characterized by pain or “crawling” sensations in the legs.
Questions 29-34: These symptoms are experienced by people with Insomnia, a persistent inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.
For more information, contact:
Hays Medical Center Sleep and Neurodiagnostic
Remember that the test you have just completed describes symptoms that are similar to those of individuals with sleep disorders. It is intended as a general source of educational information and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment. Your physician can refer you to the HMC Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Institute, where you can be assured that you will get an in-depth evaluation by highly qualified medical personnel.
The facilities are very nice. Bed comfortable.
Jeremy is friendly and very good to work with. He is good at his work. This is the sixth test I have had, and he is better than most techs but none have been better. He knows what he is doing.
Jeremy and Russell were absolutely amazing friendly, professional and prompt in responding to my needs. Overall patient care A+!
Jeremy and Russell saw to my needs and made my stay as easy as possible.
Russell and Jeremy were great! It’s never fun or easy to sleep somewhere other than your bed and having a sleep study with wires all over doesn’t help but Russell and Jeremy were fun to talk to and efficient. Made the event as quick and painless as possible.
I had a very good night. Russell and Jeremy were very nice and caring.
Sleep center staff were all professional.
Service was awesome!
Russell was very caring and supportive throughout the whole test.
Very friendly staff! Thanks so much.
Russell and Jeremy did a great job. Explained everything as we went through the night.
Jeremy, Russell, great job. Thank you.
The staff that were on during my lab study, Mr. Jeremy and Mr. Russell did a wonderful job in helping me with setting up everything which made my night go very smoothly and comfortably. Thank you guys!
Patient care was very satisfactory. Thank you.
Russell and Jeremy were great. Very attentive and great to talk to.
Jeremy and Russell were great as always. They make this as pleasant an experience as possible.
Jeremy – he answered all of my questions without hesitation. His care and response were exceptional. I don’t think I could have anyone better taking care of me.
Russell and Jeremy were very cordial and helpful during my time in the sleep lab. It was obvious that I had their attention during the night. They explained to me what was going on and kept me well informed of the progress of my sleep study. I really appreciate their courtesy and professionalism.
I had two very good staff members last night. The morning staff I like and he was helpful.
I received excellent care during my sleep study. The staff was friendly and very professional. They were very knowledgeable in their field.
The care I received was exceptional. Russell did a very good job – caring – kind and explaining things as he went along. I was very pleased with Russell and Jeremy. TO them I say Thank You.
Jeremy and Russell were very professional and I would recommend them to anyone who needs a sleep study done.
Russell and Jeremy were kind and professional. They explained what they were doing as they were doing it and explained what the procedure entailed.
It was great. I feel more awake this morning then I have in a long time. The guys are great too.
Jeremy and Russell were fantastic! Very patient and informative. Made me feel at ease. They were fast when needed, didn’t make me feel bad or ashamed. Very real and funny guys. Thank you guys.
Jeremy and Russell told me just what they were going to do and explained thoroughly what they wanted me to do. I did follow their instructions and they in turn did exactly what they were to do.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
Thank you for the great care Russell and Jeremy. It was a fantastic experience. I appreciate the professionalism they showed.
Staff was pleasant. Overall experience good.
Very well satisfied.
Jeremy and Russell were great and very kind. This was my first sleep study and they made me feel at ease. Thank you guys!
The guys did a great job! They work well together.
Super, super staff. These gentlemen were so very kind. They explained what they were doing at all times and that made me comfortable. Nice job!
Jeremy was my tech last night and he did an awesome job! Was very personable, quick to get all those wires hooked up and very knowledgeable to be able to explain things to me. Didn’t think I’d be able to use the mask there and Jeremy was very reassuring and positive.
Jeremy and Russell made the visit worry free and they’re easy going. Helped me relax and be much more comfortable. I had Jeremy for a previous test also and they just don’t come any better.
Jeremey handled most of my care – please reward him for the exceptional care given to me. His associate came in a time or two and was very caring also.
Russell and Jeremy were good.
Staff was great.
Jeremy and Russell were very professional and efficient in doing their jobs while I was at the Sleep Center. They were both very polite and helpful during the sleep study.
Russell & Jeremy were very respectful and courteous. I appreciated their explanation of each procedure. KUDOS also to Brian, RN for taking the time to explain the results of the sleep study the following morning.
Russell was outstanding! His cure was thorough and concise. He was attentive, compassionate, and kind. He cared about the removal of equipment and whether it was a discomfort for me. He also provided comprehensive instructions and made sure I knew the next steps after the study. Excellent staff person!! The facility was well maintained also. The other guy was professional and caring. My interaction with him was limited.
Very good care.
Thank you HaysMed for hiring such efficient and caring employees as Russell and Jeremy. These men were a pleasure and an inspiration to meet. They made my stay a complete success.
I got excellent care. I didn’t know what to expect but have no complaints. Russell and Jeremy were very pleasant and explained what they why they were doing certain things.
The staff made me feel very comfortable. They explained everything to me.
I received very good care at the sleep center. Everything was explained before so I knew what was taking place. Had a very good sleep that night. Jeremy and Russell were very helpful.
I was very pleased with the services Russell and Jeremy gave to me as a patient. Very friendly and caring. Thanks for your services.
Russell and Jeremy took very good care of me. Were right there when I needed something. Very pleasant and knowledgeable about the study.
Russell and Jeremy were supportive and informative. They were the best part of the process. Very good.
I enjoyed your sleep study facility. The room was clean and very nice. Jeremy and Russell are the best. They were friendly and very interesting to talk to.
The two men were very caring and made me feel right at home.
Very good service from Russell and Jeremy. Was very pleased with the service.
Jeremy and Russell were accommodating and efficient setting my sleep study up last night. Also information on how sleep study works. Nice guys!
When arriving at desk the clerk was pleasant. When receiving preparation with answers to my questions regarding the sleep study Russell was very helpful and exceptionally kind, courteous and knowledgeable and helpful. He had a calming presence. Russell and Jeremy were both well trained in their approach to me.
Jeremy and Russell were friendly and professional.
Jeremy and Russell were very professional and helped me to feel comfortable during my stay and sleep study.
Wonderful staff. Jeremy and Russell made me feel comfortable. Informative. Good sense of humor.
Jeremy and Russell were good at explaining what was going on and why they were doing things.
Russell and Jeremy are experts at their job. They care about you. Was happy to have them. Thank you.
Jeremy and Russell provided excellent care. They both have excellent technical and interpersonal skills. I received great care.
Russell and Jeremy were both very helpful. They were professional and friendly. They made me feel comfortable and relaxed in their care.
Jeremy was a very efficient and professional person and pleasant to work with.
Before coming to the sleep analysis I was rather nervous about whether I would even be able to get any sleep in a hospital bed. After all, I often have difficulty sleeping in my own bed. Jeremy and Russel were very kind, cheerful and efficient as they prepared for the test and my fears were quickly assured. I actually had a fairly good night’s rest.
Both gentlemen were very informative about what procedure would be happening during the sleep tests. Very professional. The staff was very courteous and nice. Also they were prompt and answered all questions I had. The two gentlemen that took care of me were Russell and Jeremy. Very helpful and friendly.
Jeremy and Russell were great. They explained everything they were doing and were actually pretty fast considering all the wires they had to deal with.
Russell and Jeremy were both very knowledgeable about the procedures and prompt to respond to my needs. Very much appreciated. Thank you.
Russell and Jeremy were very caring and professional. I felt very comfortable with both of them.
Russell and Jeremy were very professional. They made me feel cared for and comfortable. I am very satisfied with their service. Please thank them for me.
I was worried about how I would sleep during this stay. Russell and Jeremy made it quite comfortable and easy to settle it. Very polite and professional staff.
Jeremy and Russell were very professional, showed an interest in knowing about me, engaging in conversation. Very attentive throughout the night.
I had a very good experience. Jeremy and Russell were very nice and explained the procedures.
Russell and Jeremy were very attentive and polite.
The care was wonderful. Staff was friendly and caring.
Jeremy made me feel very relaxed. He didn’t pry but talked to me about my likes and hobbies.
Jeremy did a super job taking the study. Great job!
Jeremy was great! He’s a keeper! Mattress was too hard!
My experience was very good. Carrie was very helpful on getting the test scheduled. Nate and others were very good about answering all the questions we had. They were very good about doing things during the test. I think the test will be very beneficial in improving my sleep and health.
The two gentlemen could not have done a better job! They were excellent!
Very well informed by staff and thought they did a good job.
The staff was great! Very professional, very fast when I needed something. Fun and Friendly made me feel more comfortable and welcome.
Both young gentleman were extremely polite to me and quite obviously knew exactly what they were doing.
The care I received last night was great. The two men that took care of me were excellent. They were very caring, took time to explain things and were very considerate. I really did appreciate them.
Very good service and care given during this sleep study.
The staff that helped me with this were very helpful and caring.
All of the people here are kind, thoughtful, and lots of fun to have around.
I had reservations about having the test done. The staff is very professional and courteous. I’m happy I did the test. Everyone did a very good job.
Keep your spirit of welcome and accommodation.
When I first got here I was kind of nervous but was quickly put at ease.
Both my guys were awesome—chatting away and listening politely.
You guys are doing very well. I am well pleased. Both guys did their jobs well.
It was so much better than I anticipated.
Honestly everything was fine. The staff was very nice and answered all of my questions and were helpful. Jeremy and Nate were nice and friendly.