American Sleep Medicine Achieves 30,000 Sleep Tests
December 16, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsDecember 16, 2013 Jacksonville, FL – American Sleep Medicine (ASM), one of the nation's largest independent sleep disorder treatment companies, announced today that it is tracking to achieve a fifth straight year of more than 30,000 tests with patients across the country.
"We are very proud of what we have accomplished over the past five years, and since the inception of ASM in 2002", said Jerry Lauch, Chairman of ASM. "Our superior Patient Care model is unique within the industry. We change lives every day by helping people gain a good night's sleep – which more and more research shows is critical to overall health".
Estimates show that over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome, night tremors, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Only 20% of those suffering from a sleep disorder have been diagnosed and treated, and the need is growing.
"What we do continues to be a crucial service because of what the medical community is learning about the affects of sleep on general health. Conditions such as stroke, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity are all exacerbated by lack of sleep, and at ASM we can help", says Lauch.
With 20 facilities across the United States, ASM is capable of treating patients quickly because of its business model that includes many beds per facility. Referring physicians can refer a patient to their their local ASM and have the patient seen by a Board Certified sleep physician, be tested within 24 hours, receive a diagnosis of the patient's disorder, and have them treated all in the same location.
For more information about American Sleep Medicine, visit www.americansleepmedicine.com or call (904) 517-5540.