healthy sleep

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in healthy sleep | Comments Off on Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

When you’re in a rush to meet work, school, family, or household responsibilities, do you cut back on your sleep? Like many people, you might think that sleep is merely a “down time” when the brain shuts off and the body rests. Think again. What Is Sleep? Sleep was long considered just a uniform block of time when you are not awake. Thanks to sleep studies done over the past several decades, it is now known that sleep has distinctive stages that cycle throughout the night. Your brain stays active throughout sleep, but different things happen during each stage. For instance, certain stages of sleep are needed for us to feel well rested and energetic the next day, and other stages help us learn or make memories. In brief, a number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function at their best. On the other hand, not getting enough sleep can be dangerous—for example, you are more likely to be in a car crash if you drive when you are...

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Sleep Studies and Polysomnography Services

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in healthy sleep | Comments Off on Sleep Studies and Polysomnography Services

Description of the Service Sleep studies and polysomnography refer to attended services for the continuous and simultaneous monitoring and recording of various physiological and pathophysiological parameters of sleep for six or more hours. Sleep studies and polysomnography are performed with physician review, interpretation and report. Sleep studies and polysomnography are performed to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders and to evaluate a patient’s response to therapies such as nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP)....

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