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1 Sleep Disorders

2 Sleep Disorders According to the National Institutes of Health, at least 70 million Americans of all ages suffer from a sleep problem, with nearly 60 percent having a chronic disorder. There are approximately 100 sleeping and waking disorders that can lead to a lowered quality of life and health. Sleep disorders are diagnosed and treated by many different healthcare professionals, including general practitioners and specialists in neurology; pulmonary medicine; ear, nose and throat; psychiatry; psychology and other fields. We offer state-of-the art sleep testing for all types of sleep disorders in adults and children ages six and older. The prevalence of sleep disorders appears to increase with advancing age. More than 50 percent of Americans aged 65 and older have trouble sleeping. Sleep is important for renewing physical and mental health each day. Lifestyle and dietary habits may contribute to sleeplessness, but it is important to consult with a physician to rule out any medical causes. Sleep research and clinical studies have evolved into a specialized science of diagnosis and treatment laboratories known as sleep disorders centers and Martin Health System is pleased to offer this service to the Treasure Coast community.

3 The Sleep Study All studies are performed in sleep bays, or pleasant bedroom-like settings designed to help the patient relax and feel comfortable. The sleep bays are private rooms with Select Comfort Sleep Number full-size beds, a bathroom with shower, WiFi and flat screen TVs with cable access. Rooms are also equipped with an intercom system for patient/technologist communication. Sleep studies can be performed during the nighttime or daytime depending on the patient s sleep schedule. Patients usually require one night of sleep study for diagnosis. A second night may be necessary for treatment. A technologist will be monitoring you throughout the night. The sleep study measures: EEG (brain wave patterns) Eye movement Muscle tension Breathing effort and airflow Heart rate Body movement Oxygen content in the blood

4 Test Results Test results are sent to the referring physician, usually within a week. Upon review by the referring physician, results and a recommended treatment plan will be provided. Insurance Coverage Sleep disorders center services are covered under outpatient diagnostic testing allowances by Medicare and most insurance policies. The center will assist the physician office or patient to determine what services are covered.

5 Medicare Medicare supports reimbursement for the following diagnoses: Obstructive sleep apnea Narcolepsy Parasomnia or abnormal behaviors during sleep Symptoms and Diagnosis Sleep disorders are conditions that affect sleep and daytime alertness. The most common sleep disorders include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements and abnormal behaviors during sleep. Sleep disorders include: Loud snoring, night coughing Daytime sleepiness Problems falling asleep and staying asleep Difficulties staying awake or staying with a regular sleep/wake cycle Falling asleep or loss of muscle control at inappropriate times Un-refreshing sleep Periodic limb movements during sleep Abnormal breathing patterns in sleep Unusual sleep behaviors such as seizures, sleepwalking Restlessness, frequent awakenings, shakiness Personality or intellectual changes due to a lack of sleep Nightmares

6 Sleep Disorders Risk Questionnaire If you think you may have a sleep disorder, complete this questionnaire. Questions to ask yourself: 1. Do I fall asleep at unusual times? 2. Do I wake up with headaches? 3. Has my collar size increased? 4. Do I wake up with a sore throat? 5. Do I fight sleep while driving? 6. Do I wake up gasping? 7. Do I wake up as tired as when I went to bed?

7 Questions to Ask Your Spouse: 8. Do I snore? Yes No 9. Am I a restless sleeper? 10. Do I stop breathing while I sleep? 11. Do I seem tired all of the time? If you answered YES to three or more of these questions, you may have some degree of sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. We encourage you to discuss sleep apnea with your physician or call the Sleep Disorders Center to discuss your symptoms. Call for additional information

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