It’s a traning center of Turkish Sleep Medicine Society (TSMS). Sleep Medicine Training for 6 months is given to doctors before entering the TSMS Sleep Medicine Board examination. 10-12 doctors comes here for this purpose per year.
There are 6 beds.
Fullnight polysomnography and MSLT or MWT when needed is performed for 4 nights per week in 6 beds. All kind of sleep disorders in all age groups are evaluated. The research area is primary sleep disorders and sleep disorders related to neurological, medical and psychiatric disorders. It’s also an outpatient Sleep Disorders clinic. All kinds of sleep disorders are evaluated on three days per week.
It’s the first Sleep Disorders Center in Turkey has being working since 1993. There are more than 20.000 registered sleep disorders patients. It’s a reference center in the country.
KAYNAK D, Göksan B, Kaynak H, Değirmencioğlu N, Dağlıoğlu S. Is there a link between the severity of sleep-disordered breathing and atherosclerotic disease of the carotid arteries? European Journal of Neurology, 10;487-493, 2003.
KARADENİZ D, Öztürk L, Gözükırmızı E, Kaynak H. The role of mean inspiratory effort on daytime sleepiness. The European Respiratory Journal, 21;688-694, 2003.
Kaynak H, KAYNAK D, Gözükırmızı E, Guilleminault C. The effects of trazodone on sleep in patients treated with stimulant antidepressants. Sleep Medicine, 5; 15-20, 2004.
Kaynak H, KAYNAK D, Öztura I. Does frequency of nocturnal urination reflect the severity of sleep disordered breathing. Journal of Sleep Research, 13 (2);173-176, 2004.
KAYNAK D, Kızıltan G, Kaynak H, Benbir G, Uysal Ö. Sleep and sleepiness in patients with Parkinson’s disease before and after dopaminergic treatment. European Journal of Neurology, 12; 199-207, 2005.
Oztura I, KAYNAK D, Kaynak H. Nocturia in sleep disordered breathing. Sleep Medicine, 7(4);362-367, 2006.
Kaynak H, Altıntas A, KAYNAK D, Uyanık O, Saib S, Agaoglu J, Onder G, Siva A,. Fatigue and sleep disturbance in multiple sclorosis. European Journal of Neurology, 13; 1333-1339, 2006.