"Sleep is not a luxury – It is a necessity and should be thought of as a Vital Sign of Good Health".
– CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), which represents the great preponderance of the cases,when left untreated can lead to high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems; it is associated with type 2 diabetes and depression; and is a factor in many traffic accidents and accidents with heavy machinery, owing to the persistent drowsiness suffered by many OSA patients before the disease is recognized and treated. The public and the health community are generally aware of the increasing obesity of Americans, a phenomenon related to the increase in sleep apnea. Few outside the sleep medicine community, however, are aware that too little good sleep appears to be as much a factor in obesity as too much food and too little exercise." American Sleep Apnea Association
Along with nutrition and exercise, a good nights sleep is a crucial component of health and wellness.
We work with you in order to determine the overall quality of sleep that you are getting. We are experienced in treating insomnia, sleep apnea and other sleep issues and can determine whether you have obstructive (mechanical) sleep apnea or whether it is coming from another source in your body. We use a safe and comprehensive evaluation system to track your sleep. SleepImage, which is an FDA-cleared, low cost, medically-actionable system that identifies sleep dysfunction and measures sleep quality. SleepImage has easy-to-understand biometrics with automated analysis so the clinician can view and share the patient reports, all on a secure HIPAA compliant website. Understanding sleep is critical for effective preventive care, and improving chronic diseases as sleep is an overall predictor of health and wellness. SleepImage provides objective, clinical rationale for clinicians to triage potential diagnostic and/or treatment priorities and identify individuals that have indications of severe, moderate or minimal sleep issues.
We use a comprehensive FDA-cleared evaluation system to track your sleep in the comfort of your own home. *
*This technology was developed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and validated using the Framingham Heart Study database and thousands of PSG studies.