Sleep Hygiene

Sleep and its role in Promoting Recovery

Returning to restful sleep can be challenging for anyone who experiences a brain injury. Trauma can cause disturbances in brain pathways that impede sleep, affecting the retention of skills taught in rehabilitation. Behavior, processing information, and rebuilding memory are core capabilities addressed in rehabilitation, but often impacted by sleep issues. 

CNS sleep technician CNS incorporates the treatment of sleep-related disturbances, enabling patients to achieve the best possible outcome. With this in mind, CNS has opened sleep diagnostic centers within the residential buildings of our programs in Dallas, Texas and Bakersfield, California. (The Bakersfield sleep center is in the process of becoming AASM accredited). Depending on patient need and treatment planning, patients with sleep challenges are given an evaluation, which includes: 

 

CNS sleep tech with patientState of the Art Facilities

In our 2-bedroom Dallas sleep center, patients arrive for evaluation during sleep time. A certified technologist places electrodes on the patient to record brain activity during sleep. Data is sent to a board-certified sleep medicine physician, who creates a report on the diagnosis and treatment plan. To enhance patient comfort, the sleep environment features home-like rooms conveniently located in the residential rehabilitation setting.

The Dallas sleep center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This gold standard complies with the American College of Physicians’ recommendation that patients with sleep apnea or sleep disruption undergo an overnight sleep study, performed by polysomnography (PSG), a test used to diagnose sleep disorders.

 

A New Foundation of Healthy Habits


Once a study is complete, patients receive a treatment plan for better nighttime rest: