By Joe Goddard:

The Cardinal Group, a healthcare professional recruiting firm based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is managed by founder Joe Goddard. In 2017, Joe Goddard announced that The Cardinal Group had secured a partnership with the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology (MCN), a healthcare provider focused on neurological issues associated with a variety of ailments, including sleep disorders.

Patients dealing with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia can be monitored overnight at MCN’s sleep laboratory. Several electrodes are attached to patients by a technician. These devices monitor breathing, heart and pulse rates, and movement.

After a night’s sleep, the patient’s sleep data is analyzed and used to identify any abnormalities as well as the best course of treatment. Before staying in the sleep laboratory, patients should discuss any questions they may have with their doctor or a laboratory technician.

People experiencing problems with daytime sleepiness typically undergo a multiple sleep latency test. This four to five-hour-long test is performed a couple of hours after waking up from an overnight stay.