Sleep disorders are more common than you may realize. In fact, it’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans aren’t getting enough sleep at night and that up to 70 million people in the United States suffer from a sleep disorder.
Our sleep medicine program is equipped to provide an effective treatment plan for you. Whether you’re not getting a good night’s rest or you feel like your sleep patterns are affecting your day, our team of sleep specialists will help you understand your diagnosis and then customize a treatment plan to meet your needs and lifestyle.
A sleep disorder is any condition that negatively affects your sleep patterns and habits.
There are over 80 recognized sleep disorders that can range in symptoms and treatment methods, however, there are some common disorders. Read on to learn more.
Sleep apnea is disturbed breathing during sleep. Symptoms can range from mild to serious, where you stop breathing for up to 90 seconds. Repeated nightly disturbances cause you to wake up and leave you sleepy the next day.
Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Reasons for developing insomnia vary but may include anxiety, certain medications, chronic pain, age and hormone changes in women.
Restless legs syndrome is a condition that causes an irresistible urge to move your legs, generally due to an uncomfortable feeling. This sensation typically occurs when sitting or lying down and can disrupt sleep.
Narcolepsy causes excessive daytime sleepiness or sudden attacks of sleep. Narcolepsy is a chronic condition and can cause severe disruption to daily life.
Idiopathic Hypersomnia is a disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness, even after a full night’s rest. Oftentimes, patients with idiopathic hypersomnia find that naps aren’t refreshing and they have trouble waking up.
Parasomnia is a disruptive sleep disorder in which you experience unwanted events or experiences as you are falling asleep, while asleep or when waking up. These experiences can include sleep paralysis, night terrors, sleep walking, irregular heart rhythms and more.
There are a variety of testing and treatment options available if you suspect you or a loved one may have a sleep disorder.
The most common treatments include:
Additionally, we offer both at-home and inpatient sleep testing options so you can receive a diagnosis and the care you need where you’re most comfortable.
If you suspect you may have a sleep disorder, talk to your doctor today.