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Department of sleep medicine and diagnostics

Dr. med. Katharina Diamantis
sleep medicine and internal medicine

About the department

The department of sleep medicine and diagnostics at Beta Clinic Bonn provides expertise in sleep disorders. World-class specialists of the department work using an interdisciplinary approach and the most modern equipment, in close cooperation with the specialists from neurology and otolaryngology, among others. The department is a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Society for Sleep Medicine and the European Sleep Research Society. The sleep laboratory diagnostics follow ​​the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) standards. In addition to an inpatient stay, the mobile sleep laboratory enables patients to be screened at the neighbouring hotel or home. Furthermore, the weekend program enables working people and people who do not have the time to spend a night or two in the sleep laboratory from Monday to Thursday to have a sleep medical examination at the weekends.

All kinds of sleep disorders are treated in the department. Thanks to the newest polysomnography devices, it is possible to diagnose the diseases after one or two nights at the sleep lab. Drug prescription, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, medical devices, and even surgery are the possible treatment options.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Disorders of sleep:

  • Difficulties in falling asleep, disruption of sleep architecture
  • Irregular sleep-wake rhythm disorder, ISWRD (impairment of the circadian rhythm)
  • Behavioural sleep disorders (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, ADHD)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, OSA (snoring during sleep)
  • Central sleep apnea, CSA, and more

Sleep diagnosis with comprehensive polysomnography, monitoring of:

  • Brain waves (EEG)
  • Heart rhythm (ECG)
  • Monitoring of the oxygen content of the blood (pulse oximetry)
  • Body temperature
  • Respiratory flow (mouth and nose)
  • Respiratory movement
  • Muscle tension (EMG)
  • Leg movement
  • Eye movement (EOG)
  • Body position

Treatment options:

  • Light therapy
  • Medication (drug treatment of sleep disorders)
  • Exercise therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Botox therapy for teeth grinding/bruxism (injections)
  • Protrusion splints (an adjustable splint, individually manufactured in the laboratory after taking an impression of the teeth)
  • Surgical expansion of the airways
  • Continuous positive airway pressure/CPAP therapy (with a breathing mask) 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Study of human medicine
  • Obtaining a certificate in internal medicine
  • Obtaining additional specialization in sleep medicine

Experience

  • Department of sleep medicine and diagnostics at Beta Clinic Bonn
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