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Until recently, sleep was considered to be a passive process, an interruption of the mechanisms that keep us awake. Now we know otherwise: sleep is an active state in which there are hormonal, biochemical, metabolic and temperature changes that are essential for our daily activity.

Humans spend more than a third of their lives asleep. The prevalence of sleep disorders in the general population is approximately 35-35%.

Who has not had a bad night´s sleep?
Science and experience tell us that sleep is an absolute necessity for human beings.

The quality of our waking hours depends on the quality of our rest. The long-term repercussions of poor quality sleep are well known: sleepiness during the day, irritability, loss of memory, concentration difficulties, anxiety, depression, work accidents and a high rate of traffic accidents. Moreover, certain disorders, particularly Obstructive Sleep Apnea, affect the cardiovascular system resulting in arterial hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, acute myocardial infarctions and strokes.

Sleep Medicine has developed significantly over the last 10 years. More than 80 sleep disorders have been recognised, most of which have effective treatments.

Medical staff

  • Dra. P. Giménez Rodríguez

At the Vistahermosa Clinic Sleep Unit we diagnose and treat sleep disorders and provide patients with long-term monitoring, especially patients with CPAP.

The unit is located in one of the most peaceful areas of the clinic and comprises 2 comfortable single rooms, a record unit and a medical office.

The team is made up or a specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology with experience in sleep disorders, Dra. Paula Giménez Rodríguez, a registered nurse experienced in polysomnographic techniques and a clinical assistant.

The commonest sleep disorders:
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Legs Syndrome and periodic limb movements of the sleep
  • Narcolepsy and other hypersomnias.
  • REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder
  • Other parasomnias (night terrors, somnambulism)
Sleep Unit services:
  • Treatment for different sleep disorders.
  • Diagnostic polysomnography.
  • Cardiorespiratory polygraphy.
  • CPAP tritation (hospital and out-patient).
  • Long-term monitoring of CPAP treatment.
  • Siesta studies.
  • Multiple latency test.
How to contact

Clínica Vistahermosa,
Avda. de Denia, 103 03015 Alicante
965 264200 ext. 483.


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