Sleep medicine and diagnostics

Modern and flexible – sleep diagnostics at the Beta Klinik

Sleep is healthy and essential for regeneration. Those who do not sleep enough at night may fall ill. In order to feel recuperated and well rested, an average of six to eight hours of deep sleep per night is necessary. Up to five sleep cycles can be used to measure sleep quality and health. To facilitate recuperative restoration, the interdisciplinary concept of Beta Sleep’s specialists, led by Katharina Diamantis, involves the use of the most modern equipment and procedures as well as close consultation with specialists from the fields of neurology and sleep medicine.

Within the scope of detailed sleep diagnostics with comprehensive polysomnography, the following parameters can be measured, documented and evaluated depending on the state of the illness or the level of exhaustion. These measurements are in accordance with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards.

  • electrical activity of the brain (electroencephalography/EEG)
  • electrical activity of the heart (electrocardiography/ECG)
  • oxygen level of the blood (pulse oximetry)
  • body temperature
  • respiratory flow (mouth and nose)
  • respiratory movement
  • electrical activity of the muscles (electromyography/EMG)
  • leg movement
  • ocular movement (electrooculogram/EOG)
  • body position

A sleep diagnosis is always preceded by the collection of a detailed medical history. Katharina Diamantis talks to her patients about their sleeping patterns, current problems, and their general well-being.
Afterwards, further procedures as well as a sleep study method are developed together. Beta Sleep’s mobile sleep laboratory enables patients to be screened at the clinic, at the neighbouring Kameha Grand Hotel or at home.

After the completion of sleep diagnostics, the following therapeutic elements are available for the treatment of night-time restlessness and for sleep improvement:

  • light therapy
  • drug treatment
  • exercise and relaxation therapy
  • psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Botox therapy for grinding of the teeth
  • protrusion splints
  • continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy
  • surgical enlargement of the respiratory tract