- Fraser Tennant
- Apr 20, 2015
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London Bridge Hospital, one of the largest private hospitals in the UK, has today (20 April) launched the website for The Sleep Centre at London Bridge Hospital.
The website has been designed as a one-stop shop for sleep disorders, providing rapid assessment, intervention and treatment for numerous common and complex conditions. The website will complement the work of the Centre by providing up-to-date information regarding the different types of sleep disorders, tips for better sleep and the special services provided by the specialist, multi-disciplinary team.
“We spend a third of our life asleep, and yet we pay our sleep so little attention, compared to what we eat and how we exercise” explains Dr Guy Leschziner, consultant neurologist at The Sleep Centre at London Bridge Hospital. “Sleep fundamentally influences a huge array of physiological and psychological parameters, ranging from mood and memory, to blood pressure, immune function and pain threshold. Optimising sleep may have significant beneficial effects beyond simply making you feel less tired.”
The Sleep Centre performs a number of diagnostic tests based both at home and at the Centre itself including: (i) an overnight Oximetry for individuals who suffer from sleep related breathing disorders; (ii) a standard Polysomnography, an overnight test involving measuring a number of variables through the use of sensors including brain waves, eye movements and electrical muscle activity; (iii) multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLTs), daytime tests measuring levels of daytime sleepiness; (iv) maintenance of wakefulness tests (MWTs) a second daytime test which determines the individual’s ability to stay awake in sleepy conditions; and (v) Telemetry (EEG) studies, used for patients with suspected seizures.
Continued Dr Leschziner: “We have an integrated sleep service unparalleled in the private sector, with the ability to investigate and manage the full range of sleep disorders. Our strong multidisciplinary team is crucial to the provision of optimal care.”