Baptist Medical Group Sleep Medicine
Quality sleep is crucial for your memory, metabolism, mood, heart health and immune function. Over time, not getting enough quality sleep can damage our mental and physical well-being. What's even more frightening is that at least 40 million Americans suffer from one of 70 different sleep disorders, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
The medical specialty of sleep medicine is devoted to helping patients with sleep disturbances and disorders through proper diagnosis, treatment and prevention. These physicians know what to look for and how to plan the proper treatment for patients with sleeping problems.
What Do Baptist Medical Group Sleep Medicine Physicians Do?
When sleep loss becomes so severe that it gets in the way of everyday life because it results in the deterioration of our health, relationships, concentration, mood, or work-life, the sleep medicine physicians of Baptist Medical Group are here to help.
Sleep medicine doctors may work with other specialists, including neurologists, pulmonologists, or pediatricians to diagnose and treat various sleep disorders. A selection of diagnostic testing methods may be used by Baptist Medical Group sleep medicine physicians. These include:
- Sleep diary
- Polysomnogram (PSG)
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electrooculogram (EOG)
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Imaging studies
Types of Conditions Treated
When a patient sees a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in sleep medicine, they may be dealing with one or more of the following health problems:
- Central sleep apnea
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Night terrors
- Night leg cramps
- Restless legs syndrome