Sleep Disorder Testing

Anxiety? Sleep Disorder Testing Can Help!

Sleep Disorder Testing

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley recently published a study that identified a connection between anxiety and lack of deep sleep. Participants in the study were shown emotionally stirring video clips after a full night of sleep and then again after no sleep. Anxiety levels were measured after each session. When a full night of sleep was achieved, anxiety levels were significantly lower, especially in participants who reached a slow-wave non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Brain scans conducted after a sleepless night also indicated a shutdown of the medial prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that helps regulate anxiety.

If you have anxiety, not getting a quality, full night of sleep could be the culprit.  Comfort Sleep Clinic can help by conducting sleep disorder testing to evaluate your quality of sleep and identify any underlying problems such as sleep apnea.  Sleep disorder testing is conducted at our sleep clinic by a sleep disorder specialist.

We have a sleep clinic in Los Angeles and another in Monterey Park to serve you. Each is equipped with the latest sleeping disorders test equipment and comfortable bedroom to help make the environment feel more like home. A sleep disorder specialist will connect monitors that register your brain waves, heart rate, breathing and blood oxygen levels while you sleep. The data gathered during your sleeping disorders test is recorded and reviewed by our board certified sleep physician.

If you suffer from anxiety, sleep disorder testing can help determine if problems sleeping could be a contributing factor.  Give us a call to schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. Comfort Sleep Clinic is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and sleep disorder testing is conducted from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. seven days a week. Don’t let an undiagnosed sleep disorder interfere with your quality of life. Give Comfort Sleep Clinic a call today!

Source: University of California – Berkeley. “Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain: A sleepless night can trigger up to a 30 percent rise in emotional stress levels, new study shows.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 November 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191104124140.htm>.

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How Can Sleep Disorder Testing Help Me?

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A sleep disorder clinic can identify problems that prevent you from getting quality sleep and hinder your everyday activities. Many people are often referred for sleep disorder studies by their primary care physician.  A reputable sleep clinic will work alongside you and your physician(s) to help develop a treatment plan designed to improve your sleep, overall health and quality of life.  Let’s take a brief look at some benefits of sleep disorder studies:

Diagnose Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorder studies are conducted by a registered sleep technician.  We have a room at our sleep clinic that has the look and feel of a bedroom to ensure your comfort.  During your sleeping disorders test, we will monitor your breathing, brain waves, stages of sleep, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and movement of your chest wall and abdomen.  We use the data gathered during your sleeping disorders test to determine if you have a problem such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, REM sleep behavior disorder or upper airway resistance syndrome.

Improve Quality of Sleep

Sleep disorder studies are used to diagnose sleep problems.  Once diagnosed, a course of treatment can be recommended.  This treatment is designed to help improve your quality of sleep and, in many cases, has an affirmative effect on your partner, too!

Positively Affect Overall Health

A sleep disorder clinic not only tests for and treats sleep disorders, but we can also help improve the overall quality of your health. For example, when sleep disorder testing reveals obstructive sleep apnea, the use of a continuous positive air machine (CPAP) can lower the risk of a heart attack. Diagnosing and treating sleep problems can also resolve a plethora of other issues including snoring, insomnia, depression, restless legs, circadian rhythm disorders and nightmares / night terrors, just to name a few.

Comfort Sleep Clinic is Southern California’s preferred sleep disorder testing provider.  We have helped thousands of people throughout Los Angeles, Orange County and beyond improve their sleep and transform their quality of life.  If you or a loved one suspect you might have a sleep disorder, then our Comfort Sleep Clinic can help.  Give us a call to schedule a consultation today.