The Times Herald-Record reports that Bon Secours Community Hospital in New York has opened a new sleep lab.

The bedrooms at Bon Secours Community Hospital’s new sleep lab appear to be private, looking much like motel rooms with neatly made bed and night table. But when patients arrive at 8 p.m., they are wired for electroencephalography (EEG) and other monitoring, so as they sleep, or try to, a technician down the hall observes their movements, breathing, and brain patterns, aided by technology.

A relaxed atmosphere is the intent, said Mary Decker, Bon Secours community liaison. A large, dreamy, pastel landscape dominates the entrance hall, and outside is Canal Street, quiet and distant from the ever-active hospital where the hospital’s sleep lab operated until January.

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