Excellhealth Sleep Center
10640 W 87th St. | Overland Park, KS
913.203.4040 | Fax: 913-815-4055 | excellhealthsleep.com
Maniza Ehtesham, MD
From sleep disorder treatments for everything from obstructive sleep apnea to chronic sleep deprivation, Dr. Maniza Ehtesham uses the latest in medical technology and research to help her patients. She says the consequences of not seeking treatment for a sleep disorder are severe.
More than 50 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. In fact, current research suggests that most diseases have “causal and significant links to lack of sleep.” Dr. Maniza Ehtesham, M.D., is a board-certified sleep physician who is dedicated to helping alleviate sleep problems from sleep apnea to chronic insomnia.
Ehtesham’s practice, Excellhealth Sleep Center, is specialized in helping sleep-disorder patients with comprehensive therapy. She’s passionate about helping people not only get to sleep, but get better sleep.
“We provide inpatient sleep consultations at affiliated hospitals, as well as sleep studies and home sleep testing in partnership with American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited sleep labs,” she says. “If you or your partner has a problem with snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea or any other sleep-related disorder, we can help you treat it. We treat teenagers with irregular sleep patterns and seniors with sleep-related issues.”
“Insufficient sleep, sleep disorders and insomnia have been linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, strokes/TIAs, memory problems/dementia, obesity, depression, etc.,” she says.
Diagnostic sleep testing is the first step in evaluating how to treat a patient’s sleep issues, Ehtesham says. Excellhealth provides home sleep testing, in-lab sleep testing, sleep diaries/logs, sleep titration studies, multiple sleep latency testing, and maintenance of wakefulness tests.
When any patient is treated for sleep disorders, it not only improves their sleep but their bed partner may sleep better, too.
Why is sleep important?
▶︎Sleep research shows that after being awake for 19 hours, you’re as cognitively impaired as someone who is drunk. Poor sleep results in 20 percent of serious car accidents and many man-made disasters, including Bhopal, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Exxon Valdez, were partially blamed on lack of sleep.
▶︎25 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea
▶︎48 percent of Americans say they snore
▶︎37 percent say they unintentionally fall asleep during the day at least once a month
▶︎5 percent of the overall proportion of obesity in adults could be attributable to short sleep