Do you sleep like a log but feel unrefreshed in the morning or tired during the day? Do you toss and turn all night? If so, you may be one of the almost 50 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder. Most are unaware of their problem and may only be alerted to it by a bed partner.
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If you experience some of these symptoms, it's time to wake up to the problem. Diagnosis and treatment of your sleep disorder is as close as your doctor. Our Sleep Centers offer multiple testing procedures for patients including:
How are sleep disorders diagnosed and treated?
Diagnosis begins when a patient, bed partner or doctor recognized the signs of sleep disorder. For some disorders such as insomnia or restless leg syndrome, history, sometimes supplemented by other testing or the maintenance of sleep diaries, reveals the problem. For other disorders such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy, the disorder must be confirmed by a sleep study or polysomnogram. For narcolepsy and occasionally other conditions, this study is followed the next day by a similar test performed during brief naps (multiple sleep latency test). Sleep apnea may be treated by one or a combination of these therapies: surgery, dental appliance, weight loss and/or a breathing device called nasal CPAP. Narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome are treated with medications. Insomnia is treated primarily by behavioral approaches including a relearning of sleep habits.
How do I get an evaluation?
Should you think that you may need to be tested further, please discuss your problem with your doctor. He/she can refer you for a consultation or a sleep study. Upon physician's order, sleep specialists at one of our sleep centers will perform your evaluation to see if you have a sleep disorder. Our sleep specialists are recognized experts in evaluating and treating sleep disorders.