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CPMC Sleep Study Program to Receive Grant from the Foundation
An occasional bad night's sleep is no cause for concerns, but a continued sleep disorder can affect your health and the quality of your waking hours. It is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders, and an additional 20-30 million are affected by intermittent sleep-related problems. What is shocking is that an overwhelming majority of sleep disorders remain undiagnosed and untreated.
There are more than 84 disorders related to sleep that can lead to a lower quality of life and diminished health. CPMC offers help to the sleepless through their Sleep Center. The center is an AASM accredited sleep-rated, breathing disorder laboratory complete with state-of-the-art technology and professionally trained sleep technicians who are committed to providing high quality and reliable sleep diagnostic analysis.
In order to make these studies more effective for parts of the population, the CPMC Foundation has purchased a large FatBoy recliner for the program and its patients. The recliner is an electric lift chair that has a 500-pound capacity.
Alan Carmigini, CPMC Sleep Lab Manager, explains, "Many of our patients that have sleep problems cannot sleep on a flat bed. Allowing them to sleep in a recliner, similar to how they sleep at home, not only provides comfort for them but also allows the study to get the results needed from 6-8 hours of sleep."
"We are truly grateful to the Foundation and their willingness to not only help our patients with the purchase of the recliner, but also for our Sleep Tech's. It will assist the tech's in lifting patients to their feet without strain on their backs."
If you have questions or would like more information regarding the CPMC Sleep Center please call 283-7191. For questions, or to donate to the Foundation, please call 283-7140.