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Sleep Studies Specialist

Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens

Deepak Kumar Das, MD FACP

Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine located in Athens, GA

Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens in Athens, Georgia, is a state-of-the-art primary care practice that offers on-site sleep studies. Board-certified internal medicine and sleep medicine physician Deepak Das, MD, FACP, specializes in sleep medicine and performs sleep studies to ensure patients get the right diagnosis and treatment to manage their sleep disorder. To schedule a consultation, contact the office by phone or online today.

Sleep Studies Q & A

What are sleep studies?

Sleep studies are special tests that evaluate your sleep. The diagnostic tests can help diagnose a sleep disorder and ensure you get the most effective treatment to improve your sleep. 

Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens specializes in sleep medicine and sleep disorders. The practice has an on-site sleep lab accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. They also have home sleep study equipment used for patients who cannot come to the lab for sleep studies.

Sleep is essential for health and wellness. If you can’t get an adequate amount of sleep every night, you may be at greater risk of developing other health complications like diabetes, heart disease, or obesity. 

Who needs sleep studies?

When you come in for a sleep medicine or sleep disorder evaluation, Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens conducts a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation to understand the underlying cause of your sleep issues.

Based on the information gathered, they may recommend a sleep study to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis, as well as determine the most effective treatment.

You may need a sleep study if you:

  • Have a hard time falling asleep
  • Can’t stay asleep
  • Snore loudly
  • Experience uncontrollable leg activity at night
  • Feel extremely fatigued after a night of rest
  • Fall asleep during the day
  • Some case of bedwetting, sleepwalking and night terrors
  • Dream enactment

Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens offers sleep studies to diagnose common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.

What happens during sleep studies?

Sleep studies at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens are overnight exams in which a sleep medicine specialist examines your brain and body while you sleep. During your sleep study, your provider measures the extent of your sleep disorder and its effect on your body. 

Some of the sleep studies performed include:

  • Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Positive airway pressure (PAP) study
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)

In some cases, a home sleep study is included to further evaluate your sleep and sleep disorder. 

Your sleep specialist at Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens uses the information gathered during your sleep study to develop a customized treatment plan to help you get more restful sleep. 

To learn more about sleep studies and how they may benefit your health, call Athena Medical Clinic and Sleep Medicine Associates of Athens or request an appointment online today.