The center joins up with other specialists, including from pulmonary medicine, neurology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, dentistry, cardiology, pediatrics, rehabilitation, family medicine, nutritional medicine, and integrated traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine.
- Sleep at the Sleep Medicine Center for one night (6~8 hours)
- The contents of the examination include electroencephalography, electrooculography, electromyography, electrocardiography, respiratory airflow in nasal and oral cavities, respiratory muscle activity in the chest and abdomen, monitoring of snoring and oxygen saturation in blood, as well as voice and image recording in the whole process, in a bid to understand the state of sleep and correctly diagnose the cause of a sleep disorder.
- Objects of examination: those with symptoms of snoring or sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or other sleep disorders.
- Wear a wrist-watch-like actigraph for two consecutive weeks
- Understanding the patient’s condition of daytime activity and nocturnal sleep at home serves as a basis for doctors to further diagnose, treat, and evaluate the efficacy.
- Objects of examination: those with circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorder, insomnia, and daytime sleepiness.
- Monitoring blood oxygen saturation levels (SpO2) all night or for 24 hours at home can be used as a convenient and quick screening tool for patients with respiratory disorders, and also to evaluate the efficacy of respirators.
- Objects of examination: anyone who needs to know their state of blood oxygen.
- Many insomniacs desire to limit or stop the use of sleeping pills, but the results of their attempts are often of no avail. The center psychologists can advise on the correct or limited use of sleeping pills.
- In the non-drug therapy consultation clinic for insomnia, a professional sleep psychologist assesses the potential factors in patients suffering from chronic insomnia, and then provides them with various suggestions to adjust their body clock, sleep habits, and learn to relax and relieve stress, and return to the normal sleep state.
- Targets: people with chronic insomnia.