Sleep medicine (PG, PSG)
Sleeping makes up an essential part of our everyday life. It is a highly active process, especially for our brains.
To wake up relaxed after a good night’s sleep we need to go through different successive stages while sleeping. If this process is disturbed and fragmented, we will first experience some rather unspecific symptoms, such as fatigue during the day or falling asleep momentarily, a loss of energy, a lack of concentration, etc. Advanced stages can lead to metabolic disturbances, overweight, high blood pressure and mental disorders. All of these symptoms can be experienced by the patient even while he is not really awake, literally speaking. With an EEG, however, we can screen the brain waves that cause reactions that will make us wake up.
Typical causes of fragmented sleep are heavy snoring, pauses in breathing during the night as well as unwanted spasms of the patient’s legs (the restless legs syndrome).
With its facilities, its technical equipment and its staff, PKD offers comprehensive possibilities to clarify respiratory dysfunctions related to sleep and other causes of fragmented sleep. In most cases, the examination will begin with an ambulatory screening (at home). If there is, however, any indication of a severe form of a respiratory dysfunction, a second-stage screening in the sleep laboratory will be recommended.
Ambulatory screenings in sleep medicine (PG)
Screenings in sleep medicine (PS) at sleep laboratory