Epoch Sleep Centers is a diagnostic and treatment company accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Epoch operates four convenient locations in RI and South eastern Mass Massachusetts. The company is dedicated to diagnosing sleep disorders and providing patients with CPAP treatments that will lead to a better quality of life. Epoch Also provides Neuro Diagnostics (EEG,Ambulatory EEG services at it’s locations and provides Neurologist’s and Hospitals in CT,MA and RI with equipment rental and technician support. Epoch provides Sleep Center management for hospitals.
Epoch is licensed by the DPH as an OACF (organized Ambulatory Care Facility) ,Approved by Medicare as an IDTF (Independent Diagnostic testing Facility and has numerous insurance contracts that cover Sleep Studies,EEG testing and CPAP equipment .
The company uses the latest Sleep and EEG software and technology for all diagnoses and treatment and all tests/studies are interpreted within 7-10 days by board certified sleep and neurology physicians.
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding sleep and the consequences of people failing to get not only a sufficient amount of sleep but good quality sleep. Some of the more common myths are:
An abundance of studies show insufficient quality sleep can lead to illnesses or conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Without enough sleep, your body might encounter trouble processing insulin, which can trigger diabetes. In addition, a lack of sleep can inhibit the secretion of a growth hormone necessary to control weight gain.
Experts believe most adults should sleep seven to nine hours per day regardless of their age. As people grow older, they might sleep less at night, but their bodies and minds still require the same of amount sleep as younger adults.
Frequently, snoring is an indication that a person has sleep apnea –a disorder consisting of pauses in breathing or shallow breaths, which can cause an individual to wake up several times a night. Sleep apnea is connected to medical problems such as cardiovascular disease.
If people get less than the seven to nine hours of sleep experts recommend, they will have to sleep additional hours in the following days. People’s bodies do not adjust to less sleep than they need.
Teens need a minimum of 8.5 to 9.25 hours of sleep per night. Biological clocks of teenagers can keep them awake later in the evening and can it make it harder for them to awaken in the morning.
Other symptoms associated with insomnia are waking up too early and not being able to fall back to sleep; frequent awakenings; feeling tired after waking up.
While that’s true, daytime drowsiness can indicate a person might have an underlying medical condition or sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea.