Types of Sleep Disorders We Treat
Our comprehensive approach includes diagnosing and treating common sleep disorders, such as:
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- Sleep apnea »
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- Narcolepsy »
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Is Your Snoring a Sign of Something Else?
Snoring is not always just a normal annoying occurrence. Snoring may be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder called sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea have pauses in breathing during sleep which end with arousal that interrupts a good, refreshing sleep. They may experience loud snoring, choking and gasp as they struggle to breathe again. These episodes may occur multiple times in a night.
Side Effects of Sleep Apnea
Often people with the disorder are unaware of any problem while they sleep, but awaken feeling poorly refreshed and tired. This excessive sleepiness may cause poor job performance and falling asleep at inappropriate times, such as during work or while driving a motorized vehicle. Sleep apnea, if left untreated, can cause people to experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and chest pain. It may lead to high blood pressure and increased risk for stroke or heart attack.
Treatment for Sleep Disorders
In most cases, proper evaluation and treatment can help patients return to normal sleeping patterns, eliminating the stress, anxiety and other difficulties associated with sleep disorders. Talk to your physician if you experience sleep disorder symptoms or you think you could need a sleep study. Sleep disorders are recognized medical conditions and testing is covered by most medical plans. Check with your provider about your specific coverage.