The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has designated, November 6-13 as National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Most people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. The dangers of drowsy driving are not as well known but are just as real. In fact, sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year. 1 Drowsy driving is when a driver is fatigued due to lack of sleep. Drowsy drivers have diminished awareness, delayed braking and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours …
It’s Sleep Tech Appreciation Week! The time of year that Millennium Sleep Lab recognizes our techs for their key role in sleep diagnostics. We literally couldn’t do it without you!!!
Did you know there is an alternative to testing in a lab? We provide portable home sleep testing in the comfort and privacy of your own home. In recent years the technology in sleep diagnostics has evolved. First, it is important to note that not all portable home sleep monitoring or testing are equal. A Home Sleep Test, know as HST, can lead to accurate diagnosis while allowing patients to stay in their familiar home environment. Millenium Sleep Lab offers a comprehensive Home Sleep Test (HST) instead of the cumbersome and expensive attended lab sleep test, know as Polysomnography (PSG). Although these two test differ slightly …
“Sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year.” said Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD who is working with the National Sleep Foundation on its Drowsy Driving Consensus Panel. If your quality of sleep is compromised due to an issue such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you are putting yourself and others at risk every time you get behind the wheel. Drowsy Driving is Dangerous! Get out of danger – see Patient Info to take your next steps!
Snoring affects approximately 90 million American adults and is a common problem among all ages and both genders. It can cause disruptions to your own sleep and your bed-partner’s sleep. It can lead to fragmented and un-refreshing sleep which translates into poor daytime function (tiredness and sleepiness). The two most common adverse health effects that are linked to snoring are daytime dysfunction and heart disease. About one-half of people who snore loudly have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. For details on how we can help you, see Patient Info.
BJC HealthCare has partnered with Millennium Sleep Lab and LifeWatch Services to provide out of center sleep study services on behalf of BJC. This partnership provides seamless care for patients needing monitoring and treatment for sleep disorders at BJC Sleep Labs – from initial in-home sleep studies through Millennium and LifeWatch – to readings and follow-up clinical care through BJC Sleep Labs.
We are very excited to announce that our new website is up and running. We are excited about the new platform and design provided by Socially Acceptable, and we hope that you share our excitement in this launch.