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The Medical City Clark launches 'sleep lab'

CLARK FREEPORT -- Having trouble sleeping? Let The Medical City Clark (TMC Clark) take care of you!

TMC Clark has a sleep unit that is manned by ENT and neurology specialists who can assess whether you have a sleeping disorder.

TMC Clark recently launched its Sleep Laboratory, in partnership with Sleep Scienzzz Sleep Analytics and solutions that would help in the diagnosis of sleep disorders.

Polysomnography (sleep test) records your nighttime sleep patterns. Polysomnography is occasionally done during the day to accommodate shift workers who habitually sleep during the day.

In addition to helping diagnose sleep disorders, polysomnography may be used to help adjust your treatment plan if you have already been diagnosed with a sleep disorder.

Especially now that there is a pandemic, having good sleep is very important.

Here are some tips from the TMC Clark to get good sleep:

1. Set a schedule and routine. Establishing a routine will help bring about a sense of normalcy. This can be achieved by sleeping and waking up at the same time every day. Other activities that can be done to establish normalcy is to shower and get dressed even if you are not going out, eating meals at the same time each day and blocking off specific time periods for work and exercise.

2. Reserve your bed for sleep. If the pandemic has forced you to work from home, choose to do it in the living room or in any part of your house except your bed. Sleep experts emphasize the importance of creating an association in your mind between your bed and sleep. Hence, it is recommended that sleep and sex be the only activities that take place in your bed.

3. Spend time outdoors. Exposure to light plays a crucial role in helping our bodies regulate sleep in a healthy way. Spend some time outside and you will experience a better sleeping pattern. As much as possible, avoid using your electronic devices before you sleep as this will interfere with your body’s natural sleep-promoting processes.

4. Be careful with naps. With more free time in your hands, you will be tempted to take more naps. While a short power nap early in the afternoon can be useful to some people, it’s best to avoid long naps or naps later in the day as this will hinder nighttime sleep.

5. Stay active. Make time to take a walk outside while observing social distancing. Or you can exercise at home with the help of online sites.

If however, you are still having problems sleeping even after following these tips, it might be time for you to visit TMC Clark.

For more information about the sleep test and other services being offered by TMC Clark, you can visit www.themedicalcityclark.com or call 0917 836 3704.


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