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HMHEB Expands Its Sleep Disorders Laboratory
09/20/2005
BEDFORD, Texas – A recent study by the National Sleep Foundation indicated that as many as 75 percent of American adults have a symptom of a sleep disorder, such as snoring or waking up frequently during the night. However, few report these symptoms to their doctor, even though one-half of survey respondents indicated they feel tired at least one day a week.



While Americans may choose to ignore their sleep problems, the National Sleep Foundation study indicates that sleep has a profound impact on the quality of our relationships, productivity at work and general well-being. Thanks to Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, the residents of Northeast Tarrant County have a resource they can turn to for answers. The Sleep Disorders Laboratory at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital has expanded to a new, 2,000 square-foot space this month. The expansion will allow the sleep lab to double in size to a four-bed unit.



The new space at 350 Westpark Way, Suite 201, in Euless will feature 20 inch flat-screen TVs with cable in each room, Sleep Number beds in every room, a special, handicapped-accessible room, and dorm-style restrooms with a shower just down the hall from the rooms. Patients who are participating in a sleep study will visit the Westpark Way location to spend the night. Physicians will be able to access and view information on their patients remotely the next morning.



The Sleep Disorders Laboratory can diagnose and treat a myriad of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and many others. The lab can be reached at (817) 685-4299.



About Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital

Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, a member of Texas Health Resources, is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. Services provided at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital include outpatient surgery, women's services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and a dedicated cardiac care unit, cardiac rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health services, psychiatric and addiction treatment and pediatrics.

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