The NCN Difference
NCN Sleep Centers has a dedicated and experienced staff comprised of customer care representatives, certified sleep technicians and doctor’s board certified in sleep to ensure patients receive the highest level of care. Patient studies are performed in a private, luxury setting using state of the art equipment. You can rely on NCN Sleep Centers to provide:
- Final patient report provided within 72 hours of diagnostic sleep study
- Portal access to patient information, including scheduling and sleep studies
- Board Certified Sleep Doctors and Certified Sleep Technologists
- Insurance authorization
- Convenient locations with easy freeway access
- Private bedrooms with 32’ LCD Flat Panel TV with DVD player
- Spacious king sized Heavenly® Beds and spa inspired bathrooms
80 million Americans suffer from a sleep problem, and nearly 60 percent of them have a chronic sleep disorder.
- National Institutes of Health/National Sleep Disorders Research Center Patient Referral Information
- Physicians order signed by the doctor
- Demographics information including phone number and address
- Insurance Information Providing our office staff with complete patient information will allow us to expedite the authorization and scheduling process for your valued patients.
NCN Patient Management Tools
- NCN Physicians Portal for instant access to patient reports and scheduling
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale
- Stop Questionnaire
- Clinical Obstructive Sleep Apnea Questionnaire
- Sleep Disorders Guide
PROVIDING PATIENTS WITH THE SUPERIOR CARE THEY DESERVE TO PROPERLY DIAGNOSIS AND EFFECTIVELY TREAT SLEEP APNEA
At NCN Sleep Centers, our sole purpose is to assist patients who may be needlessly suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. A disease where 90% of those affected live undiagnosed and untreated.
NCN works closely with doctors, nurses and physicians assistants to assure patients get the help they need for optimal health. We provide a comprehensive clinical approach through our devoted team of highly skilled sleep physicians, respiratory technicians and support staff. The NCN model includes current and relevant OSA education, enhanced patient access and customer service to ensure a gold standard of care for your valued patients. Our approach ensures an efficient process which results in seamless office to office communication via our physician’s portal system resulting in better educated and compliant patients. Through our NCN screening tools, patients can play a larger role in helping doctors identify potential sleep problems
Overnight study where electrodes are placed to monitor continuous recordings of brain waves, electrical activity of muscles, eye movement, respiratory rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, and heart rhythm.
Overnight study where patients are fitted with a mask that is attached to a cpap/bipap machine. A technician adjusts the machine to varying levels of pressure/airflow to determine the level at which the patient’s snoring, apnea events, and/or arousals are eliminated.
MULTIPLE SLEEP LATENCY TEST (MSLT):
This study is done during the daytime and monitors a person’s severity of sleepiness and whether REM sleep intrudes during waking hours.
MAINTENANCE OF WAKEFULNESS TEST (MWT):
A daytime study conducted to determine a patient’s level of daytime sleepiness after treatment for narcolepsy or sleep apnea.
A serious, potentially life threatening disease characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. The pause between breathes can last 10 to 20 seconds and occur hundreds of times per night.
Forms of Sleep Apnea
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA:
A condition that occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. It is the most common form of sleep apnea.
CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA:
A disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep due to lack of respiratory effort. Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper
signals to the muscles that control your breathing.
COMPLEX SLEEP APNEA:
A combination of obstructive and central sleep apnea.
Untreated Sleep Apnea Leads To:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Attack
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Memory Loss
- Sexual Dysfunction