Sleep Disorders Treated

Our practice tests for and treats all forms of sleep disorders. The following information highlights some of the more common.

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Periodic Leg Movements in Sleep (PLMS)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Circadian Rhythm Disruption

Background

Over 100 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, yet very few people know the symptoms or the serious, potentially life threatening dangers of some of these conditions. Sleep disorders can affect your patients' health and well-being more than most people realize. With at least 84 known types of sleep disorders, people who have sleep disorders experience diminished health, a lower quality of life and can become public safety risks due to the effects on driving and industrial accidents.

Symptoms and Dangers

The following symptoms may be the cause of or the result of a sleep disorder.

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Low energy levels
  • Waking up feeling tired
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Personality changes
  • Weight gain
  • Reflux
  • Snoring
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Chronic pain
  • Feeling the need to sleep more than 7-8 hours a day
  • Frequent accidents
  • Jittery legs
  • Mild to severe depression
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Nightmares
  • Sleepwalking
  • Bed wetting
  • Sleep-time anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart problems
  • Stroke

 
 
 
   

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