There are nearly 85 known sleep disorders.
One in three people has a sleep disorder, yet 95% of these disorders remain undiagnosed and untreated.
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A good nights sleep starts with good sleep hygiene
The following are suggested tips to help you get the rest you need.
- Go to bed at the same time each night and get up
- at a similar time each morning. This strengthens the biological rhythm that controls the sleep-wake cycle. If bed times vary significantly on work-nights versus nights off, then the body's rhythms are disrupted, much like jet lag. People need an average of eight hours of sleep per night.
- Go to bed only when you are sleepy.
- If you cannot fall asleep...
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Why Does Sleep Apnea Require Treatment?
Sleep apnea is well known to fragment sleep and cause daytime sleepiness. Untreated sleep apnea
puts significant stress on the heart, lungs, and blood pressure. If left untreated for many years, sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the loudest "silent killers" known to medicine. In addition, the symptoms of daytime sleepiness have been associated with an increased number of automobile accidents...
What parents should know about OSA in children
There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA occurs when
the tissue in the back of the throat collapses and partially or completely blocks the airway during sleep. This keeps air from getting into the lungs. This is a very common sleep disorder. It happens because the muscles inside the throat relax as you sleep. Blockage of the airway can happen a few times a night or several hundred times per night. Central Sleep Apnea CSA occurs when the brain fails to tell the lungs to breathe during sleep. As this signal is lost, the lungs do not take in the oxygen that your body needs. This condition is less common than OSA...
About Sleep Disorders
Sleep is a pillar of health and is as important, as good diet and regular exercise, to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Practicing good sleep hygiene can make a big impact on the quality and quantity of sleep achieved. If practicing good sleep hygiene still leaves you feeling tired during the day, it's time to speak with you doctor about your sleep. Unfortunately, millions of Americans are poor sleepers. In fact, there are more than 80 known sleep disorders, most of which remain undiagnosed in those affected. The good news is that sleep disorders can be diagnosed accurately and treated effectively.
Sleep Disorder Solutions
Speaking with your physician is the first step to getting a better night's sleep. Your physician can evaluate your sleep health, medical history, and symptoms to determine if a sleep study is right for you. Sleep Studies are non-invasive procedures that observe your sleep stages and monitor several vital functions of your body as you sleep. If testing indicates some form of therapy, the sleep specialist will make treatment recommendations to your referring physician. Occasionally, you could also be referred to a sleep specialist for treatment.
- Talk to your physician about your sleep & any symptoms you may be having.
- Get tested. Find a testing location here >
- Find a treatment solution that best works for you. Therapy adherence is important to maintaining sleep health.
Home Sleep Testing:
Home Sleep testing is best for patients with a high probability for simple sleep apnea. Certain medical conditions may prohibit home sleep testing. If other sleep disorders are suspected, an in-lab sleep study may be a better option for you. For more information on this program visit our Home Sleep Testing page.