Relief for a Good Night Sleep
MemorialCare is proud to offer sleep studies and sleeping disorder treatments to provide relief to local residents of Long Beach and Orange County. Comprehensive evaluations of sleep disorders studies take place in our comfortable, private, hotel-like rooms. A variety of sleep studies are conducted with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to ensure the highest quality of sleep evaluations.
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that afflicts more than 12 million people in the United States. It takes its name from the Greek word apnea, which means "without breath." People with obstructive sleep apnea literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep due to closure of their airway.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in an effort to relieve these feelings. RLS affects as many as 12 million Americans.
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Multiple Sleep Latency Test is used to determine the extent of daytime sleepiness, and to test for the likelihood of narcolepsy, a debilitating sleep disorder that affects one in 100,000 people.
Polysomnogram is sleep study that is usually performed at night, during the hours you normally sleep. A number of sensors and wires, electrodes, are taped to your skin by a technologist.
After having a polysomnogram you may be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and be asked to undergo a split-night study. This is a full night study consisting of a diagnostic polysomnogram followed by a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) interventional therapy.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the primary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A small mask or nasal cannula is applied to the nose which is connected by tubing. Air pressure is controlled by a generator, similar to an air purifier.
Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) is a variant of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) where the pressurized air is delivered at higher pressure when you breathe in than when you exhale.
Located throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, MemorialCare-affiliated physicians are locally and nationally recognized in their area of expertise. We've made it easy to find a quality healthcare provider right in your own backyard.
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