Sleep Medicine

Doctors studying a senior patients sleep patterns

PSG (Polysomnography) A polysomnography (PSG) is a test that doctors use to evaluate a patient’s sleep patterns and diagnose sleep disorders. Also known as a ‘sleep study’, PSG measures vital signs, brain waves, and body movements while patients sleep. Doctors often recommend polysomnography to patients who show signs of sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy,…

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4 Doctors study a sleeping female patient

Sleep medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and disturbances. The average adult under age 65 needs between 7 and 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night; children and teens need more. Sleep medicine is for patients who experience abnormal sleep patterns, whether it is prolonged sleep,…

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Man laying awake in bed at 2:30am because of a sleeping disorder

Nearly everyone has had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at one point or another. It is normal for things like anxiety to interrupt sleeping patterns though they usually return to normal once the stress is diffused. But some people suffer from sleep disorders that either prevent them from getting a normal, restful night’s sleep or…

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Woman covering her ears with a pillow because of her partners loud snoring from sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder that interferes with healthy breathing patterns during sleep. It is characterized by snoring, which may be so loud that it affects the sleep quality of bed partners. Having sleep apnea can put a strain on relationships, cause daytime fatigue, and even lead to other secondary conditions like depression.…

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Woman Sleeping comfortably after pillar procedure

The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure designed to alleviate snoring and treat the symptoms of mild to moderate sleep apnea. During the procedure, tiny implants are placed in the soft palate to cause stiffening of the surrounding area. This, in turn, prevents muscle relaxation and tissue vibration in the throat – a primary…

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Sleep apnea therapy,Man sleeping in bed wearing CPAP mask.

Durable medical equipment (DME) is a term used to describe devices that are medically necessary to improve the health and quality of life for patients while at home. Patients with certain sleeping disorders often benefit from DME devices that facilitate healthy breathing patterns during sleep. Did you know… that the throat muscles relax during sleep,…

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