SleepHeart is a leading provider of sleep disorders services in the Greater Washington DC area including Virginia and Maryland.
Sleep disorders have many effects on quality of life, life itself, and other diseases:
|Quality of Life
. . Slow Metabolism (Leptin)
. . Increased appetite (Ghrelin)
. . Trouble falling asleep
. . Waking-up at night
. . Bathroom / Peeing at night
- Tired / Sleepy during the day
. . Accidents
. . Work Related Problems
. . Narcolepsy / extreme sleepiness
- Cognitive Function
. . Concentration difficulties
. . Memory problems
. . Grinding Teeth / TMJ
. . Headaches
. . Chronic Body Pains
- Relationship problems
. . "grouchy"
. . Impotence / low libido
. . Infertility
. . Pregnancy complications
- Leg Discomfort (RLS, Restless Legs Syndrome)
|Life: Stroke & Heart Attack Risk|
Diseases caused or made worse by sleep disorders
- High Blood Pressure (#1 cause per NIH)
- Heart Disease
- Heartburn (GERD)
- Cough / Asthma
- ADD / ADHD
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Comprehensive sleep services include:
|Sleep clinics||led by physicians who specialize in sleep medicine and are fellowship trained in a multi-disciplinary approach to sleep disorders including pulmonology, psychiatry, and neurology|
|Insomnia clinics||which focus on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) which helps change patients views and behavior related to sleep and in many cases can obviate the need for sleeping pills|
|CPAP clinics|| where patients receive one-on-one assistance by a trained CPAP therapist to:
- select, try, and become comfortable with a mask (or nasal pillows)
- learn how to use their machine optimally
- download data from their CPAP or BiPAP machine and review it in detail to determine the adequacy of therapy and challenges the patient may be experiencing.
| Sleep Lab|
adult & pediatric
|offering both overnight (diagnostic, CPAP/BiPAP titration, and oral appliance assessment) and daytime studies (MSLT to diagnose narcolepsy vs. idiopathic hypersomnia vs. fatigue & MWT to assess for alertness and efficacy of treatment)|
|Home Sleep Testing||allowing appropriate patients to be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the comfort and convenience of their home (login)|
|CPAPonSite||durable medical equipment supply is located in all SleepHeart centers and stocks a variety of CPAP and BiPAP machines from Respironics and Resmed, masks from Resmed, Respironics, Fisher-Paykel, noMask and other manufacturers, heated CPAP humidifiers, other CPAP accessories, and home oxygen equipment.|
Insurances from all1 carriers are accepted.
Schedule an initial consultation by calling 703-348-7857 or 301-693-7001 or emailing info@SleepHeart.c-o-m (without the hyphens).
Forms and Handouts:
Home Sleep Study Order Form
General Referral Form
CPAP / BiPAP Prescription Form
Records Request Form
Virginia: 703-348-7857 - Reston, Tyson's Corner, Arlington
Maryland: 301-693-7001 - Bethesda, Rockville
Mail: PO Box 1048, Great Falls, VA 22066
eMail: info@SleepHeart.c-o-m (without the hyphens).
1 PPO type insurance policies (policies with out-of-network benefits) from all insurers including Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Aetna, United Healthcare, and Cigna are accepted. Co-pays and deductibles apply.
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