A sleep disorder (somnipathy) is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person. Some sleep disorders may be serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, social, and emotional well being.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine more than 70 million people in the U.S. experience sleep disorders every year. Many with a sleep disorder may be completely unaware of their condition or choose to never seek the help they need.
A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety, and quality of life. Below are a few of the symptoms of a sleep disorder:
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your airway partially or completely closes off during sleep. These episodes may even be occurring repeatedly throughout the night, disrupting the quality of sleep. This can cause daytime sleepiness and lead to other significant health problems.
One of the best tools for detecting a sleep disorder is the overnight sleep study. Sensors are used to monitor how your body acts while you sleep. Charts are made of several physical measurements, including your brain waves, heartbeat, and breathing. Your sleep study provides our doctors with the data necessary to diagnose your sleep problem.
Once the source of a problem is found, it can then be treated. One of the treatments listed below just might be the solution to your sleep problem. There is hope for you, even if you can't remember the last time you had a good night of sleep.
Note that we only provide sleep diagnostic and treatment services and no other type of medical service. If any further consultation or service is required, you may need to seek that service independently.
Good “hygiene” is anything that helps you to have a healthy life. Sleep hygiene helps you stay healthy by keeping your mind and body rested and strong. Here are some tips for how you can improve your sleep hygiene: