A sleep lab or sleep clinic is designed for the purpose of studying sleep disorders. Because the study of such disorders requires getting people to go to sleep, a sleep lab is designed to be a comfortable place to sleep in addition to being a scientific facility. Over 100 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, yet very few people know the symptoms or the serious, potentially life-threatening dangers of some of these conditions. Beyond an occasional night when you might have trouble falling asleep, sleep disorders can affect your health and well-being more than most people realize. If you or a family member feel that you have a sleep disorder, talk to your health care provider who can refer you for testing.