PATIENTS & FAMILIES
Along with nutrition and exercise, sleep is one of the pillars of healthy living. Unfortunately, there are more than 80 different sleep disorders - such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and insomnia - which may be preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep or leave you feeling tired even after what you thought was enough sleep. Insufficient sleep can have a negative effect on attention, performance, memory, mood, and other important functions. Some sleep disorders can also lead to cardiovascular disease with an increased risk of hypertension, stroke, and heart attack.
Sleep disorders are commonly diagnosed using an overnight test during which brain, muscle, and respiratory activity are monitored and analyzed. This test is usually performed in a sleep testing facility but testing in your own home may also be available. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively once diagnosed.
Are you worried about your sleep?