Saturday , August 18 2018

The art of sleeping

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Affiliated to UK based The London Sleep Centre on Harley Street; this Dubai division is the only fully integrated Sleep Diagnostic and Treatment facility in the GCC. Located in Dubai Healthcare city, it provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to tackle sleep disorders caused by sleep-related breathing and conditions like Neuro-Psychiatric, medical and dental. It is world’s first clinic to have an integrated Dental Sleep Medicine TMJ service as part of its treatment offerings.
Dr. Irshaad Ebrahim, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist and Medical Director of London Sleep Centre, told Emirates Business, “The London Sleep Centre Dubai is the only fully integrated Sleep Diagnostic and Treatment Facility in the GCC Region. It is staffed by the same International Team of Sleep Experts from The London Sleep Centre on Harley Street. This ensures that you get the same expert care at London Sleep Centre Dubai. Additionally, we are the first Sleep Clinic in the world to have an integrated Dental Sleep Medicine TMJ service as part of our clinic.”
Staffed by an International team of sleep experts, the same as The London Sleep Centre on Harley Street; this state-of- art sleep clinic ensures expert care of clients with thorough assessment of disorders, accurate real time analysis and precise diagnosis whilst offering each of its clients a unique treatment plan.
The London Sleep Centre Dubai is headed by famed Specialist Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in sleep disorders; Dr. Irshaad Ebrahim who’s clinical interests covers the entire spectrum of sleep disorders including Insomnia, Behavioural Sleep Medicine, Parasomnias Narcolepsy and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. With a commitment towards research and treatment for sleep disorders that spans over two decades, he has recently launched the Dubai division in the wake of rise in number of lifestyle related sleep disorders in the region.
Equipped with the most specialised Dental Sleep Medicine Team, the clinic has on board Dr Steven Olmos, an internationally recognised lecturer and researcher, and the founder of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre International. Having dedicated the past 26 years to the fields of craniofacial pain, TMD and sleep disordered breathing, his ongoing efforts are focussed on establishing protocols between dentistry and sleep medicine for optimal treatment outcomes in patients with sleep disordered breathing including sleep apnoea.
“We provide a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment service for the full range of Sleep Disorders from Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders such as Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Insomnia, Narcolepsy and associated Neuro-Psychiatric and Medical and Dental conditions. The state-of-the-art sleep clinic is located in Dubai Healthcare City and provides a Centre of Excellence approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders including dental sleep medicine, TMJ disorders and craniofacial pain,” he added.

A good night’s sleep is essential for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. There is ample evidence that disturbed sleep leads to short-term and long-term detrimental effects and effects of poor sleep on the immune system are well documented in the scientific literature. It is also well established that prompt and effective treatment of sleep disorders results in a generalised improvement in functioning and wellness.
“At The London Sleep Centre we believe that the accurate assessment and diagnosis of sleep disorders combined with a multimodal approach to the treatment of sleep disorders is the only way to ensure a sustained and long-lasting improvement in sleep and its related symptoms,” he added
The centre’s philosophy is based on the belief that every individual is unique and requires a treatment plan that incorporates the individual within his/her wider context as part of a family, community and society.
This is why it combine science, medicine, psychology, social and holistic methods in our approach to every individual presenting with a sleep problem – and call this The Sigma Approach.
Sigma – In mathematics, the sigma symbol – Σ – represents the sum of several parts, which seems appropriate for a philosophy that’s all about integration.

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