The Rush-Hancock Sleep Center is here to help you good night’s sleep. Millions of Americans aren’t and the number is growing. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from one of several common sleep disorders.
– Difficulty initiating/maintaining sleep
– Loud snoring or gasping
– Disrupted sleep
– Unrefreshed sleep
– Daytime fatigue
– Aches and pains, especially the back
– Unusual behaviors during sleep (possible sleep walking or talking)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A person with obstructive sleep apnea may stop breathing repeatedly during sleep due to a collapse of the airway. This collapse can be caused by excess tissue in the back of the airway, a decrease in the tone of the muscles holding the airway open or the tongue falling back and closing off the airway thus preventing air from entering the lungs
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that is characterized by a failure to maintain normal boundaries between sleep and being awake. There are several different symptoms of varying frequency and severity.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Also known as nocturnal myoclonus, involves disruptive movements of the legs and arms that occur during sleep and is believed to be related to restless leg syndrome. The movements occur at periodic (regular) intervals, usually every 30 seconds, and are clustered into episodes lasting anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. These limbs movements may lead to excessive daytime sleepiness or sleep maintenance insomnia.
What happens if sleep disorders are left untreated?
A variety of health disorders can arise if sleep disorders are left untreated:
– Daytime sleepiness
– High blood pressure
– Heart attack
– Car accidents
What can be done?
Sleep disorders can be corrected through the use of medical and/or surgical therapies. The method of treatment is determined by the type and severity of the sleep disorder.
Help is available!
The staff at the Rush-Hancock Sleep Center can help diagnose and treat sleep disorders. With two comfortable beautiful suites, the sleep center staff can schedule a time similar to the patient’s normal sleep period. Patients usually receive their diagnosis in less than three weeks. Most insurance plans cover the study.
– Overnight sleep studies
– Daytime nap studies
– Fitting for cpap mask
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