What is Sleep Medicine?
Sleep Medicine, the term used for a set of related products, is the collection of products that is designed to enhance sleep by increasing oxygen flow and decreasing the amount of blood flow that the body has. For those with sleep disorders, these can be used to help improve sleep quality. It has been used by the medical community for hundreds of years to help sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, and seasonal affective disorder. Sleep Medicine is very expensive, and not available over the counter. It does not include medication that is usually taken by mouth, such as melatonin or beta-blockers. It also does not include many other common sleep products, including the anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants, and sleep aids such as naps, light sleepers, and other anti-anxiety medications.
There are three stages to the Sleep Medicine process: testing, developing, and packaging. The first stage tests the product. This stage takes three to six months to complete, and is the largest part of the process. The lab results are analyzed, and it takes the product to the manufacturer to complete the testing. During the testing, the manufacturer produces the testing report to document the results of the testing.