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Decatur Memorial Hospital Sleep Center Receives Special Accreditation


August 26, 2009...The Clarence G. Glenn Sleep Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital has been reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate the services provided by a sleep center. Decatur Memorial Hospital is one of 1,000 accredited centers in the United States. The AASM develops evidence-based practice parameters and other standards as benchmarks for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. These professional standards promote consistency and excellence in sleep-related health care.

The Dr. Clarence G. Glenn Sleep Center at Decatur Memorial Hospital is an accredited sleep lab that performs sleep studies for a variety of sleep disorders. A sleep study or polysomnogram, monitors heart rate, movement, breathing, snoring, and oxygen levels during each stage of sleep. While patients sleep, they are observed and monitored by a technologist with state of the art sleep monitoring equipment. These measurements are collected and reviewed by a sleep specialist. Sleep studies aid in the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and periodic limb movements. Each sleeping room in the sleep center resembles a bedroom in a home-like comfortable atmosphere.