How can you turn nonproductive sleep time into hemodialysis treatment time? The answer is in-center nocturnal hemodialysis. While you get some shut-eye, you can receive a slower, gentler treatment overnight at a DaVita® dialysis center. Compared to traditional in-center hemodialysis sessions of three to four hours, in-center nocturnal dialysis provides six to eight hours of treatment.
The lifestyle benefits of nocturnal dialysis don’t stop at dialyzing while you sleep:
Clinical benefits include:
Similar to in-center dialysis, in-center nocturnal hemodialysis treatments are done with a full kidney care team, including a nurse, patient care technician (PCT), dietitian and social worker, at a dialysis center. A nephrologist also comes in to do regular rounds with patients.
People on hemodialysis who are considering the DaVita® In-Center Nocturnal Dialysis Program should be in stable condition and follow the advice of their doctor and other healthcare professionals. Reliable transportation is necessary. In-center nocturnal hemodialysis patients should also be courteous to the other patients sleeping around them.
People who have been on the program said they have enhanced their health and lifestyle by taking advantage of a longer, gentler hemodialysis treatment.
“I have more energy—I even painted my kitchen today,” says Jonathan, a DaVita® in-center nocturnal hemodialysis patient. “And, I have an appetite for the first time in a long time.”
Paola, another patient, is able to go to her daytime job without any interruptions.
“Nocturnal allows me to work full time,” says Paola. “The fact that I didn’t have symptoms like I did with daytime hemodialysis was a major change, too. I feel great.”
You can find out if there is a DaVita In-Center Nocturnal Dialysis Program in your area and learn more about the benefits of this hemodialysis treatment option. Call 1-866-994-SLEEP (1-866-994-7533) and talk to a DaVita Guest Services representative.
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