The hospital's Sleep Laboratory opened in June of 2006.
Since then the lab has expanded and now conducts daytime studies in addition to nighttime studies.
The lab's medical director is Dr. Timothy Lieske. Lieske is board certified in sleep medicine.
There are more than 100 different sleep disorder diagnoses. You don't have to live with lack of energy or feeling tired all the time. Speak with your provider and obtain a referral to our sleep center. We can help!
For more information or for a tour of the lab, call 402-223-7326 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
How Tired Are You?
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy. If you score 10 or more on this test, you should consider whether you are obtaining adequate sleep, need to improve your sleep hygiene and/or need to see a sleep specialist. These issues should be discussed with your personal physician.
Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
0 = would never doze or sleep.
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping
Fill in your answers and see where you stand.
Chance of Dozing or Sleeping while:
Sitting and reading ____
Watching TV ____
Sitting inactive in a public place ____
As a passenger in a car for an hour without a break ____
Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances permit____
Sittng and talking to someone ___
Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol ____
In a car, while stopped for a few minutes in traffic ____
Total score (add the scores up) (This is your Epworth score) ____
Links to more information on sleep disorders
National Institutes of Health
National Sleep Foundation