- Treatments & Services
Jiahui Sleep Medicine service is established based on the guidelines of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The professional team consists of sleep medicine specialist, technicians, and a multidisciplinary team of experts from ENT, Neurology, Dentistry and Psychology. Its standardized diagnosis and treatment procedures, polysomnography monitoring and sleep pattern interpretation are strictly implemented in accordance with the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, providing a variety of professional sleep health treatment services for patients with sleep disorders.
Jiahui Sleep Medicine uses Type I equipment that meets the “Gold Standard” of AASM: Alice 6 LDxN polysomnography, with over 70 lead signals covering all ages from newborns to children and adults to continuously monitor indicators such as EEG, ocular electricity, electrocardiogram, blood pressure, blood oxygen, respiration, and physical activity throughout the night. The monitoring data is reviewed by the sleep medicine specialist and technician on a 30-second basis, to ensure more accurate diagnosis of sleep disorders.
Jiahui Sleep Medicine is also equipped with a number of Type II and Type III portable sleep monitoring devices such as Alice NightOne, Alice PDx and Stardust II, as well as a variety of non-invasive continuous positive pressure ventilation ventilators to serve the screening and diagnosis of patients with moderate to severe OSA.
Jiahui Sleep Medicine currently provide the following services:
- Polysomnography (over 70-lead sleep monitoring parameters, including EEG, ocular electricity, mandibular muscle, blood oxygen saturation, ECG, oral and nasal respiratory airflow, chest and abdomen respiratory movement, leg movement, snoring, body position, etc.)
- Portable polysomnography and continuous pulse oxygen monitoring
- Dynamic respiration, ECG and end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) monitoring
- Dynamic visual and audio sleep monitoring
- Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation titration and treatment (AUTO-CPAP, AUTO-BIPAP mode)
- Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation titration and treatment under PSG (CPAP, BIPAP mode)
- Suggested immobilization test (SIT)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI)
- Drug efficacy assessment
- Household ventilator guidance
Jiahui Sleep Medicine is committed to helping you eliminate sleep disorders, have a good night's sleep, and enjoy every morning!
Cannot fall asleep?
Insomnia is usually associated with bad living habits, anxiety, depression, and environmental factors. Common symptoms include:
- Difficulty falling asleep at night
- Waking up often during the night, sensitive to light and sound
- Experiencing vivid dreams
- Waking up too early, can't sleep again after waking up
- Not feeling well-rested after a night's sleep
- Daytime tiredness, difficulty paying attention
- Irritability or anxiety
Cannot sleep well?
Snoring, grinding teeth, unconsciously shaking legs, sleep-talking, sleep-walking are also indicators of poor sleep quality. Two major diseases of such disorders include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea (commonly known as "OSA"): such as snoring, suffocation, and apnea due to upper airway obstruction; pediatric OSA patients may also experience mouth breathing, bedwetting and night sweat, which can severely affect their body and intellectual development.
- Parasomnias: abnormal sleep behavior such as sleepwalking, sleep terror, nightmare disorder, and rapid eye movement (kicking, punching, arm flailing or jumping from bed in response to action-filled or violent dreams).
Sleep too much?
While insomnia comes in many forms, there also people with narcolepsy who fall asleep while at work, eating, driving, or almost any occasions. These patients also have long sleep at night, and find it difficult to wake up. Some narcolepsy patients may also have symptoms such as sudden sleep attacks, even sudden collapse after excitement and laughter.
Narcolepsy occurs mostly between the ages of 10 and 25, and is often accompanied with slow thinking, slow speech, loss of appetite, and difficulty with memory, which causes problems in important areas of everyday life.
Dangerous effects of sleep disorders
- Impaired immunity, metabolism disorder
Higher risk of cardiovascular disease
Long-term deprivation of sleep can affect the body's endocrine and metabolic processes, causing various infectious diseases, aggravating vascular diseases and metabolic diseases, including hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and even sudden death at night.
Researches have shown that the comorbidity incidence rate of insomnia and coronary heart disease is as high as 46.7%. In addition, over 50% of middle-aged and elderly patients with coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension or stroke have obstructive sleep apnea.
- Stunted growth, accelerated aging
Pediatric OSA is commonly seen in children aged 2-6 years, which can lead to a series of consequence including: long face syndrome (protruding mouth, buck teeth, mandibular retrusion), stunted growth and learning impairment.
For adults, long-term sleep disorders can cause premature aging, such as: hair loss, wrinkles and other aging phenomena that may shorten the life cycle.
- Emotional disorders
Patients with sleep disorders are more prone to emotional problems such as emotional vulnerability and anxiety. Epidemiological studies have shown that patients with simple insomnia have a 4.5-fold higher incidence of depression than patients without insomnia or mental illness, and there is a risk of major depression within 3.5 years of insomnia.
- Poor daytime function, increased risk of traffic accidents
Since sleep the patient is prone to fatigue during the day, according to statistics, the risk of traffic accidents in OSA patients is 6.5 times that of healthy people!
1. Initial consultation
Please make an appointment at the Jiahui Sleep Medicine Clinic. Our physicians will examine and evaluate your sleep condition in detail.
2. Diagnostic examination
Jiahui Sleep Medicine provides a variety kinds of sleep monitoring services. Our physicians will recommend the most suitable method according to your needs.
According to AASM, the in-laboratory, technician-attended, overnight polysomnography (PSG) is the primary standard for sleep disorder monitoring. The multiple monitoring indicators help physicians to diagnose almost all kinds of sleep disorders.
(1) After consultation, our sleep medicine technician will schedule a monitoring appointment with you, inform you of the preparations, and sign the exam consent form.
(2) On the day of monitoring, you only need to sleep peacefully in the comfortable sleep monitoring room of Jiahui Hospital for a night's sleep monitoring. You can leave the hospital after waking up the next morning.
Home sleep apnea testing
(1) Our sleep medicine technician will show you how to use the monitoring equipment, sign consent forms, make deposits, and make an appointment to return the equipment the next day.
(2) After returning the monitoring equipment, our sleep medicine technician will review the collected data, return your deposit upon confirmation, and make an appointment for your follow-up consultation. If data is incomplete, a re-monitoring session will be arranged for free.
3. Follow-up consultation
Based on your medical history and the results from the above examinations, our physician will evaluate and diagnose the condition, and provide a personalized treatment plan.
For patients with insomnia, any physical or mental illness, drug abuse or sleep disorder that may induce or aggravate insomnia should be consulted and treated as soon as possible.
1. Behavioral therapy
- Sleep hygiene guidance: help establish and maintain good sleep behavior in terms of diet, exercise, and work and rest.
- Stimulus control: correct bad sleep habits, such as: non-sleeping activities in bed (reading, eating, watching TV) to increase the possibility of falling asleep
- Relaxation: reduce vagal activity and ease sleep difficulties by relaxing body muscles, establishing breathing patterns, and concentrating mental concentration
- Sleep restriction: Limit the total time allowed for in-bed rest (including naps and other extra bedtime sleep) to improve sleep motivation and improve sleep efficiency
- Cognitive therapy: scientifically deal with anxiety or catastrophic thinking patterns, and establish reasonable expectations for insomnia and sleep needs
Depending on the type of insomnia (e.g. difficulty falling asleep, difficulty in maintaining sleep), duration of drug action, associated side effects and addiction risk, our physicians will choose the appropriate insomnia medications to improve your sleep quality and daytime function.
3. Combination therapy
A combined therapy of medicine and therapy that gradually reduced dosage to discontinuation or transition to on-demand treatment.
How is OSA treated?
1. Surgical treatment
Surgical treatment for adult patients with craniofacial or upper airway abnormalities, such as tonsillectomy, UPPP, nasal septum correction, and inferior turbinate radiofrequency ablation.
Not all children with OSA need surgery, but it is a common treatment option. Some indicators that surgery may be required are:
- enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, which prevent children from breathing normally and cause snoring, mouth breathing, and, if untreated, long face syndrome
- multiple throat or ear infections, such as repeated pneumonia, tonsillitis, and otitis media, that are unresponsive to conservative treatments
- difficulty swallowing
2. Dental orthotics
Adult patients can wear an oral appliance to widen the upper airway and keep the air passage open.
Pediatric patients’ facial deformity, tooth crowding and other dental malformations can be corrected by the appliance to restore normal growth patterns, and re-establish good oral hygiene habits.
3. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) a non-invasive treatment and the first choice for most patients
Geoffrey CHEN, MD, PhDRead MoreDepartment:Snoring ClinicSleep Medicine ClinicPediatric ENT ClinicEarNoseThroatHearing ClinicBalance Disorder ClinicAllergic Rhinitis ClinicLocation:Jiahui International HospitalJiahui Health (Yangpu)Jiahui Health (Jing'an)Languages:普通话, English
James WANG, MD, PhDRead MoreDepartment:Sleep Medicine ClinicEarNoseThroatVoice ClinicLocation:Jiahui International HospitalJiahui Health (Yangpu)Jiahui Health (Jing'an)Languages:普通话, English, 閩南語
Alex LIU, MD, PhDRead MoreDepartment:Sleep Medicine ClinicEarNoseThroatBalance Disorder ClinicAllergic Rhinitis ClinicLocation:Jiahui International HospitalJiahui Health (Yangpu)Jiahui Health (Jing'an)Languages:普通话, English
Shunza PENG, MDRead MoreDepartment:Snoring ClinicSleep Medicine ClinicPediatric ENT ClinicEarNoseThroatBalance Disorder ClinicLocation:Jiahui International HospitalJiahui Health (Yangpu)Jiahui Health (Jing'an)Languages:普通话, English
Fei ZHAO, MDRead MoreDepartment:Internal MedicineNeurologyLocation:Jiahui International HospitalJiahui Health (Yangpu)Jiahui Health (Jing'an)Languages:普通话, English
Xinyue TANG, MDRead MoreDepartment:Sleep Medicine ClinicEarNoseThroatLocation:Jiahui International HospitalJiahui Health (Yangpu)Jiahui Health (Jing'an)Languages:普通话, English
Affordable prices set your mind at ease
Service Name Price Unit Price PSG Standard diagnostic test per visit 2500 Inpatient polysomnography (uses Alice 6 LDxN PSG, not including inpatient fee) per visit 6500 Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) titration (including consultation and machine fee) per visit 1300 Non-invasive ventilator positive pressure ventilation treatment per visit 2450
* Specific fees are determined by the physician according to the complexity of the patient’s condition. Jiahui Health reserves the right of price interpretation and adjustment. All prices are indicated in RMB.