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What is Sleep Apnea?

The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath". Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep.

 

There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Of the three, obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA for short,

 

Is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.

 

In most cases the sleeper is unaware of these breath stoppages, because they don't trigger a full awakening.

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Preparing for Your Sleep Study.

On The Day of Your Study 

  1. Do NOT have anything with caffeine after  12:00 pm (noon). Avoid coffee, chocolate, and  tea.

  2. Please do not consume alcoholic beverages or  intoxicating substances on the day of your study.

  3. Please refrain from taking any naps on the day of your study.

  4. Eat a normal meal before coming to the sleep center.

  5. Make sure to shower or bathe, wash and dry your hair, also please do not apply hair sprays, oils, gels,cologne, or perfumes.

  6. Please avoid applying makeup before coming in for your study.

  7. There is no need to shave facial hair, but please "clean up" the area.

  8. 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  p

24 Hour cancellation notice required to avoid a no-show/aborted study fee of $300.

Preparing for Your Sleep Study.

On The Day of Your Study 

  1. You will have your own private bedroom in our   sleep center.  

  2. The hook-up process is painless and takes about 30-45 minutes to get you set up for your overnight sleep study.  

  3. Electrodes will be placed on your body, to monitor: sleep stages, eye movements, muscle activity, respiration and your oxygen levels.

  4. 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.

  5. If you require CPAP therapy, you will be fitted with a mask of choice, to treat your sleep disordered breathing.

  6. In the morning, our sleep technician will remove all monitoring devices and the study will end around 6:00 am.

  7. We provide a complimentary, continental-type breakfast; which, includes your choice of coffee, tea, juices and snacks .

  8. When spending the night at our sleep lab we only schedule men or women on the same night due to respecting privacy and comfort of our clients. The only exception is if it is a married couple and you are both having a study on the same night..

Please Bring:

On The Day of Your Study 

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

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

  3. A toothbrush for overnight sleep studies.

  4. 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).

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

Some Sleep Apnea Facts

On The Day of Your Study 

  1. 1 in 3 Americans have undiagnosed sleep disorders.  

  2. 40% of all Americans report difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep.

  3. Sleep problems add an estimated 15.9 billion to national health care costs.  

  4. Those who have untreated sleep apnea are 4 times more likely to suffer from a stroke.

  5. An estimated 90% of the population of obstructive sleep apnea has not been diagnosed.

  6. Nearly half of people with obstructive sleep apnea are also diagnosed with hypertension.

  7. People with sleep apnea are three times more likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Our Goal

Our goal is to offer affordable, healthy, private sleep testing; treat people with a cozy Bed and Breakfast setting; and most importantly, improve our patients' quality of life in our state-of-the-art facilities, by promoting healthy, organic sleep.

-Annette Barnett (Founder)

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Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.Call us today at: (562) 420-7353

The Sleep Apnea Girl Inc. 2700 N. Bellflower Blvd.

 

Long Beach, CA 90815-1145

Email: thesleepapneagirl@gmail.com

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Lab Fax: (562) 420-7350  

 

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Long Beach, CA 90815

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