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We spend a third of our lives sleeping and anyone can be affected by sleep disorders. Pronounced symptoms such as drowsiness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, snoring or insomnia should alert you and be reported to your doctor.
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The Cenas sleep medicine center relies on a multidisciplinary team of doctors based in the Tour Opale, working in their own practice or in hospitals. The centre provides them continuous training and welcomes their patients for a specialized advice, treatment or follow-up.
The Cenas sleep medicine center relies on a multidisciplinary team of physicians based in the Tour Opale, working in their own practice or in hospitals. The center provides them continuous training and welcomes their patients for a specialized advice, treatment or follow-up.
Knowing yourself better is the first step towards quality sleep. To help you better understand your sleep, we offer you a selection of thematic files.
The various stages of sleep
Our brain is active throughout our lives. Depending on our state, the type and intensity of activity varies. When we are awake, our brain is constantly being stimulated by external inputs (from our senses), receiving information from our own body.
Sleep is one of the body’s vital needs. To maintain our health, to feel rested during the day and to perform at our best, several conditions must be met : sufficient sleep duration, adequate sleep quality and regular sleep patterns…
Obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep apneas are often under-diagnosed and yet very frequent, they are characterized by breathing stops of more than 10 seconds during sleep.
Insomnia, whether chronic or occasional, is one of the complaints of sleep disorders most frequently encountered in sleep medicine consultations.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless legs syndrome, also known as the Willis-Ekbom disease, is characterized by an irrepressible need to move the legs in the evening at rest or at bedtime.
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
Periodic limb movement disorder is characterized by repetitive and typical movements of the lower limbs during sleep.
Circadian rhythm disorders
Circadian rhythm disorders correspond to a disturbance of the sleep-wake cycle linked to our internal synchronizers but also to external stimuli.
Hypersomnia is mainly characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and can take different forms.
Parasomnias are characterized by complex abnormal sleep-related movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, dreams and autonomic nervous system activation.
Does my basic insurance cover my consultation and examination ?
Yes. Consultations and sleep tests are covered by basic insurance.
How do I refer my patient to Cenas ?
If you are a GP and would like to refer a patient to Cenas for a consultation or an in-depth sleep examination, please fill in the examination request form and return it to us via email, post, fax or using the contact form below. Our secretary’s office will get in touch directly with your patient to arrange an appointment.
How do I make an appointment with the Cenas sleep medicine centre ?
We strongly recommend that you consult your GP beforehand. Your doctor should send us a request for an assessment (consultation or sleep test), which is then to be validated by a Cenas physician. Our secretary’s office will promptly get in touch to arrange an appointment.
Can a related person stay with me for the night ?
Yes, if you wish. Simply inform the nursing staff the day before and book an additional meal (to be paid for).
My patient needs CPAP equipment, what should I do ?
CPAP equipment should be prescribed by a specialist in pulmonology or sleep medicine. If your patient requires CPAP treatment, you can refer them for a preliminary consultation with one of our physicians, who will prescribe the examination. The patient will then be equipped and monitored by Cenas’ dedicated CPAP team.
Can I travel with my CPAP machine ?
Yes, it is strongly recommended that you maintain your CPAP therapy while travelling. Most machines run between 100 and 240 volts, so they can be used anywhere abroad. However, always remember to have the correct wall connection/adapter depending on the country you are traveling to.