Sleep Disorders

Patients who suffer from sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement during sleep or restless leg syndrome, or think they have symptoms of these conditions, can come to the Sleep Disorders Center at Saint Francis Medical Center for treatment and/or diagnosis. The Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and provides sleep studies, education and support services to patients. For more information, visit here

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Sleep Disorders

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Remede System Approved for Sleep Apnea

MONDAY, Oct. 9, 2017 -- The Remede sleep system, an implanted device that treats central sleep apnea by activating a nerve that sends signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to send signals to the diaphragm, triggering lapses in breathing that can last a few seconds to minutes, the agency said in a news release. This can lead to poor sleep and ultimately raise a person's risk of health problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, obesity and diabetes, the FDA said.

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Device reduces breathing disruptions long-term, study says

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Finding supports use of CPAP therapy for condition, so blood pressure and blood sugar levels don't jump

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New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

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