HEALTHY SLEEP LOVES YOU!
 
Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression, and other ailments.

Sleep apnea is seen more frequently among men than women, particularly African-American and Hispanic men. A major symptom is extremely loud snoring... sometimes so loud, that bed partners find it intolerable. Other indications that sleep apnea may be present are obesity, persistent daytime sleepiness, bouts of awakening out of breath during the night, and frequently waking up in the morning with a dry mouth or a headache. However not all of these symptoms are always present. Only a sleep study in a sleep laboratory, or a home sleep study, can show definitively that sleep apnea is present and just how severe it is.

 

SLEEP APNEA FACTS

1 IN 3 AMERICANS HAVE UNDIAGNOSED SLEEP DISORDERS

 

40% OF ALL AMERICANS REPORT DIFFICULTY EITHER FALLING ASLEEP OR STAYING ASLEEP.

 

SLEEP PROBLEMS ADD AN ESTIMATED 15.9 BILLION TO NATIONAL HEALTH CARE COSTS. 

 

THOSE WHO HAVE UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA  ARE 4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM A STROKE.

 

AN ESTIMATED 90% OF THE POPULATION OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA HAS NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED. 

 

NEARLY HALF OF PEOPLE WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA ARE ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTENSION

 

PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS.

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Preparing for Your Sleep Study

 

On the day of your study:

  • Do NOT have anything with caffeine after 12:00 pm (noon). Avoid coffee, chocolate, and tea.
  • Please do not consume alcoholic beverages or intoxicating substances on the day of your study.
  • Please refrain from taking any naps on the day of your study.
  • Eat a normal meal before coming to the sleep center.
  • Make sure to shower or bathe, wash and dry your hair, also please do not apply hair sprays, oils, gels, cologne, or perfumes.
  • Please avoid applying makeup before coming in.
  • There is no need to shave facial hair, but please "clean up" the area.
  • This is a smoke free building! No smoking allowed at all. If you need to smoke you will need to go down to your car in parking lot.
  • 24 Hour cancellation notice required to avoid no-show/aborted study fee of $300.

Please bring:

  • Notes from your sleep diary. These notes may help your doctor.

  • Loose fitting pajama type clothing, top and bottoms, and a change of clothes if needed.

  • A toothbrush for overnight sleep studies.

  • A book or magazine if desired; however, your bedroom has a large flat screen TV with cable so that you have
    something to do between testing periods if you're having a maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT) or multiple sleep latency test (MSLT).

  • Your medications as prescribed and ordered by your doctor(s).

 
About the Sleep Study:
  • You will have your own private bedroom in our sleep center.
  • The hook-up process is painless and only takes 30-45 minutes to get you set up for your overnight sleep study.
  • Electrodes will be placed on your body, to monitor: sleep stages, eye movements, muscle activity, respiration and oxygen levels.
  • Our sleep technician will be monitoring you throughout the night for signs of sleep disorders, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Period Limp Movements, as well as providing you with CPAP therapy if necessary.
  • If you require CPAP therapy, you will be fitted with a mask of choice, to treat your sleep disordered breathing.
  • In the morning, our sleep technician will remove all monitoring devices and the study will end around 6am.
  • We provide a complimentary, continental-type breakfast; which, includes coffee, tea, juices, and snacks.

 

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions

Tel: (562) 420-7353

 

 



 

 

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Address

2700 N Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90815-1145
thesleepapneagirl@gmail.com
Tel: (562) 420-7353

Fax: (562) 420-7350

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We are conveniently located off the 405 FWY and Bellflower Blvd. Ste 315 Long Beach, CA. 90815