The dictionary defines sleep as a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness - a carefully regulated modification of our brain and bodily functions that refreshes us. Sleep is one of the three closely interrelated bodily functions regulated by a number of hormones such as melatonin which is produced in the pineal gland and the so-called neuro-transmitters, substances controlling the sleep-wake balance.
Besides sleep these hormones regulate the feeling of hunger and reproduction. A disturbance in any one of these functions will affect the others. More and more individuals are suffering from sleep-wake rhythm disturbances. Shift work, deadlines, jet lag, the changing seasons with extended periods of light and darkness and our modern way of life with the internet, cell phones, and a plethora of activities, filling our days and nights. All these things put us out of phase with our natural 24-hour body clock cycle.
The result in many cases is a recurring pattern of sleep disturbances, stress, pain, anxiety, depression and obesity where dependence on medication seems to be the only source of relief.
ABOUT SDS-CLINIC, SLEEP EXPERTISE IN SWEDEN
The clinic started in 2003 and is based at Gothenburg and Engelholm, in the Southern part of Sweden. SDS clinic with registered trademark Neurocare Sweden is a privately-owned clinic dedicated at preventing, investigating and treating sleep wake disorders and bio-rhythmic functions.
With the exception of a number of university hospitals, there are only a few facilities receiving patients with sleep disorders. Most of these, however, mainly treat snoring problems. Patients with more advanced sleep disorders such as insomnia have to see psychiatrists or rely on their general practitioners.
The clinic is the only center in Sweden that addresses all the aspects of the problem. of sleep-wake and rhythm disorders from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and continuous follow-up to avoid relapses. The clinic also offers complete investigations of the neuromuscular system.
Our specialists are available to individuals, physicians, insurance companies, corporation and governmental agencies.
Our healthcare facilities include a state-of-the-art sleep laboratory and consultation and examination rooms for clinical neurophysiology and physiology.
The clinic has the equipment and facilities needed to perform PSG (polysomnography testing), sleep apnea diagnosis with CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure), oxymetry, ambulatory tests including actigraphy, blood pressure, EMG, NHB and circadian evaluations.
Our therapeutic programs include prevention, detection and diagnosis, treatment and follow-up to ensure the lasting success of the treatment. The approach requires specific and all-encompassing interventions which are unique to each patient and which address the whole problem, not just the symptoms.
- Snoring and sleep investigations
- Sleep treatment
- CPAP test and control
- Clinical neurophysiology
- Light therapy
- Company Program (Employee Assistance Programs)
- Lectures and seminars on sleep and wake-rhythm disorders
Contact us today by clicking to the link below or contact your private insurance company for an appointment.