Our sleep center is a topnotch medical facility where people of all age groups arrive who are suffering from sleep disorders, and looking for some professional help. Our trained physicians offer you superlative services and provide assistance in getting rid of your condition as soon as possible. Sleep center is equipped with cutting edge apparatus and fully functional labs where sleep studies occur.
The whole procedure beings with the diagnosis of the particular sleep disorder followed by an effective range of therapies and medications pertinent to your condition. Before moving on and shedding light upon how does our sleep center can assist you in diagnosis and treatments of your condition it is crucial to have a quick glance on what sleep disorders really are.
What Are Sleep Disorders and Which Ones Are Treated By Auburn SleepMed?
Sleep disorders compromise a large group of medical conditions that negatively influence your ability to get proper sleep regularly. Whatever the cause maybe, it has been observed that sleep related problems are becoming more and more common in USA. As a matter of fact, it is alarming that over 75% of American citizens who are aged between twenty and fifty-nine reportedly suffer from sleeping issues quite often.
Most of the times you occasionally experience sleep related problems because of stringent schedules, immense stress and other similar external influences. However, once these complications start taking place more often than not and get in the way of your daily routine, they might signify some form of sleep disorder. The following are some of the most notable sleep disorders that are treated by Auburn SleepMed.
- Central Sleep Apnea (CPA)
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
- Idiopathic Hypersomnia
- Nightmare Disorders
- All kinds of parasomnias
- Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
- REM Behavioural Disorder
- Shift Work Sleeping Disorder
- Circadian Rhythm Disorder
In addition to these sleep complexities, our sleep center’s highly trained and experienced staff members are well versed in the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep related issues under the sun.
How Does Auburn SleepMed Assist In Diagnosis of Sleep Disorders?
A wide range of tests are conducted by the expert physicians who aid in performing the precise diagnosis of your sleep problem. Some of the most noteworthy diagnostic techniques are explicated below:
These tests are specially designed for those patients with no cardiac or pulmonary conditions. This is a study where you are able to take the equipment home with you. The elements that are watchfully examined during these studies include heart rates, level of oxygen and movement of different parts of your body.
Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
MSLT is commonly recognized as nap study. It is a test that is generally conducted once the initial PSG study is performed. After PSG, when you wake up in the morning you will have to follow pre-scheduled naps all through the day. Mostly these naps occur once in every 2 to 3 hours.
During these naps you will be given the goal to fall asleep within twenty minutes. A trained technician keeps on monitoring the whole situation and waits for the beginning of sleep. Right after twenty minutes the technician will wake you up again or you will be told that your nap time is over. Typically this test keeps on going for over the time period of ten hours.
MSLT is very helpful in the identification of excessive sleepiness during daytime. This symptom can be found in multiple sleeping disorders like REM, narcolepsy, Hypersomnia, idiopathic and sleep apnea.
It is considered as one of the most basic and effective tests when it comes to the diagnosis of various sleeping disorders. Unlike home study, this diagnostic test is conducted in the labs of clinic. In order to participate in this test first of all you arrive at Auburn SleepMed to stay overnight. You are able to bring items that you typically use in your normal bedtime routine, such as your nightclothes.
The space where PSG is conducted completely looks like a hotel room. It remains completely quiet and dark once the test begins. During the test this room is not shared with anyone. Sleep specialists monitor and analyze your behaviors and sleep patterns with the help of high tech cameras that work great in low-light conditions. This special room is also equipped with the latest audio system which is used for the two way communication.
Once you get fully ready to sleep, a technician will come up and place all the necessary sensors on different parts of your body. Some of the factors that are monitored during Polysomnography include:
- Brain waves
- Limb movement
- Eye movements
- Abdominal and chest movement
- Heart rate
- Position of the body
- Levels of oxygen
- Breathing patterns
This study is performed after the diagnostic study (PSG), and provides information regarding the CPAP pressure settings for each patient. Titration studies are done with (CPAP) Continuous Positive Airway Pressure at the sleep lab. CPAP is basically a machine that makes use of a pump that sends pressurized air into the patient’s lungs. CPAP is particularly effective for you if you are suffering from either obstructive or central sleep apnea.
How Does Auburn SleepMed Treat Sleep Disorders?
It must be noted here that the methods to cure sleep disorders may considerably vary primarily on the basis of the severity and type of condition you have. However, generally the treatment consists of an effective combination of both lifestyle changes and medical remedies.
Any of the following medical methods can be employed by sleep specialists in order to cure sleep disruptions:
- Dental guards (often for grinding teeth)
- Sleeping pills
- Surgery or breathing device (often in cases of sleep apnea)
- Melatonin supplements
- Medications to deal with any kind of underlying health related problem
- Cold or allergy medication
Changes in Lifestyle
Some good, positive adjustments in your lifestyle can immensely contribute to the improvement of overall quality and time of your sleep. Several lifestyle changes that you must consider along with medical treatments are listed below:
- Before bedtime eating smaller meals that have low quantities of carbohydrates
- Decreasing the utilization of alcohol and tobacco
- Restricting the amount of caffeine intake
- Diminishing the levels of anxiety and stress with the help of work out
- Developing an effective sleeping schedule and strictly sticking to it
Falling asleep and then waking up every day at a pre-scheduled time can play a huge role in curing your sleeping disorders. It will assist in developing a healthy coordination between your mind and body.