Bethesda, Md., (October 7, 2013) – The Sleep Disorders Center at Suburban Hospital now offers home sleep testing. In some cases, insurance companies may require that a home study be completed before, or in lieu of, a hospital-based study. In this case, an intake specialist schedules the patient for an appointment with a sleep technician at Suburban Hospital during which they will provide hands-on education and instruction on the testing process, easy set-up and use in the home.
The Sleep Disorders Centers at Suburban Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The Center’s physicians have received advanced specialty training in sleep medicine, neurology and psychiatry.
A majority of Americans report problems with their sleep, yet many suffer needlessly because they have not sought help. Left untreated, sleep disorders can contribute to heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, clinical depression, diabetes and excessive daytime sleepiness that interferes with normal activities of daily living.
To learn more about the Sleep Disorders Centers at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital, visit sibleysuburbansleep.org. For more information about the home sleep studies, call 1-888-998-5809.
About The Sleep Disorders Centers
The sleep medicine expertise of Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital has now been combined into one program with two convenient locations in the greater Washington, DC area. Both hospitals are members of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Sleep Disorders Centers at Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services. The program is designed to evaluate people with various sleep-related problems. Patients spend the night in a sleep-study room with sophisticated monitoring equipment that aids in diagnosis.
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for almost 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.