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What are Sleep Disorders?

There are more than 90 types of sleep disorders. Some have serious health implications and some are relatively small. Sleep disorders are posing a threat to the general public and have additional health risks for the public. Constant fatigue and drowsiness have been shown to be contributing factors in traffic and industrial accidents caused by sleep disorders.

Sleep and Respiratory Care Center is devoted to diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of sleep disorders, such as:

  • Excessive Sleepiness
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Heavy Snoring
  • Nocturnal Seizures
  • Parasomnias (Nightmares, Bedwetting, Night Terrors, Sleepwalking)
  • Sleep-Wake Cycle Disturbances
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Nocturnal Periodic Limb Movement

The most serious and common sleep disorders are:

Sleep Apnea: People with sleep apnea often pause in their breathing several times each night while they sleep. Loud snoring may not be just an annoyance, it may be a symptom of sleep apnea. After each pause, individual with sleep apnea often experience loud snoring, gasping as they struggle to breathe again and choking. People who suffer from sleep apnea, experience constant fatigue and drowsiness and when not treated, increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Insomnia: This is triggered by an emotional situation and lasts long after the situation has passed. Some symptoms may be trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or waking up too early.

Narcolepsy: Symptoms include muscle weakness and paralysis when falling asleep or waking up. Those who suffer may fall asleep or have difficulty remaining awake and alert during their daily activities.

What happens in a sleep study?

You will be spending a night or two in a private sleep lab equipped with closed-circuit television and microphones. Sensors will be applied to your head, face, abdomen, legs and chest and our technicians will monitor and record your sleep activites throughout the night.

The information recorded during a sleep study will be interpreted by a board certified physician and a treatment plan will be generated. Almost every health insurance is now covering sleep studies but please double check with your provider before you scedule one.

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