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    SLEEP APNEA

    Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep.

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OUR PHYSICIANS

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DR. AMIR QUEFATIEH

Dr. Quefatieh specializes in pulmonary medicine and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in patients 11 years of age and older. He is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. READ MORE

 

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DR. BRETT SCOTCH

Dr. Brett Scotch completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he graduated Cum Laude. He then received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. READ MORE

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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DISORDERS

  • Hypersomnia
  • Bruxism
  • Snoring
Hypersomnia, or excessive sleepiness, is a condition in which a person has trouble staying awake during the day. People who have hypersomnia can fall asleep at any time; for instance, at work or while they are driving. They may also have other sleep-related problems, including a lack of energy and trouble thinking clearly. According to the National Sleep Foundation, up to 40% of people have some symptoms of hypersomnia from time to time.
There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians. New research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients with OSA suffers from nighttime teeth grinding; this seems to be especially more prevalent in men and in Caucasians compared with other ethnic groups.
When we are asleep, the area at the back of the throat sometimes narrows. The air passing through this smaller opening can cause the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn can cause the sounds of snoring. The narrowing can be in the nose, mouth, or throat.

Welcome to Florida Apnea Diagnostics

New Patients
As a new patient you will first be contacted directly by our professional and courteous staff to schedule an appointment typically within 48 hours of receiving a referral from your physician. Patient schedule permitting, the staff member would invite the patient to see the facility during the day and to receive technical and procedural information prior to their actual sleep study appointment to alleviate any questions or concerns.
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PATIENT BENEFITS:

By having your sleep disorder diagnosed and treated, you will begin to enjoy a fuller life which is often time unexpected. Here are some common benefits experienced by other patients:

1. More alert, better concentration and memory
2. Better mental moods
3. Reduce risk of accidents and injury
4. Reduce the risk of more dangerous health complications or disease
5. Potential weight loss

Florida Sleep Diagnostics


Interview with Dr Scotch and Jack Harris describing his experience working with Florida Apnea Diagnostics as compared to previous labs he has been associated with.

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