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Hospiten Lanzarote adds a new Sleep Unit to its services

Posted on 10-06-2022

The hospital network continues to incorporate technology and quality spaces to improve the treatment of its patients


Santa Cruz de Tenerife, June 2022. The Hospiten Group continues to expand its Neurophysiology team and establishes a new Sleep Unit at Hospiten Lanzarote specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The objective of the project is to improve the quality of life of patients, adults and children, who suffer from this type of disorder which, on some occasions, lead to other diseases such as depression, hypertension or heart attacks.

The first consultation at the Sleep Unit is usually carried out by a neurophysiologist by means of a conventional neurophysiology test. Overnight night, different physiological variables of the subject are measured while they sleep: brain activity, muscle tone, eye movements, EKG, blood oxygen level and so on. This study allows doctors to achieve an accurate diagnosis and suggest an appropriate treatment for each case and patient.

As explained by Dr. Navajas, a specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology, "the test carried out using a  polysomnograph objectively determines what happens during rest after spending a single night in the Sleep Unit". With the completion of a final report, "it is determined whether the patient requires medication with drugs or another type of device".

The most common sleep disorders are sleep apneas/hypopneas, followed by insomnia, parasomnias, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome. Sleeping well is essential to leading a healthy life, therefore, any deterioration in the quality of life of someone suffering from this type of disorder is undeniable.

A variation in one’s routine, sudden changes in schedule and the type of activity the person does affects the well-being of the individual, causing stress, anxiety and problems in maintaining effective, restful sleep. "People spend a third of their lives sleeping and that is why it is very important to take care of their rest," explains Dr. Navajas. For that reason, monitoring the subject is important and subsequently treating the issues so the problem does not worsen, giving rise to pathologies that cannot be solved.

About the Hospiten Group

The Hospiten Group is an international healthcare network with 50 years of experience, committed to providing the highest quality service, and which has 20 private medical-hospital centers in Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama and more than 100 outpatient centers under the brand Clinic Assist. The group is chaired by Dr. Pedro Luis Cobiella and attends more than 2,000,000 patients from all over the world every year with a workforce of more than 5,000 people.