Millions of Americans fail to get adequate sleep on a regular basis, or have difficulty falling or staying asleep. The negative medical, social, and economic impacts of poor sleep include fatigue, reduced disease resistance, decreased memory, lost productivity, and numerous other problems affecting life in the workplace, at school, and in the home.
There are more than 80 different types of sleep disorders that afflict about 70 million Americans.
Symptoms of common sleep disorders include:
You should consider contacting your physician for a sleep study or evaluation by a sleep physician if you consistently experience one or more of these symptoms.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are at a significantly higher risk for developing other comorbidities. Consider sleep apnea evaluation and testing specially in obese patients having:
Patients may call the sleep lab at 412-664-2790 after they have obtained a prescription and the test will be scheduled according to their needs.
Physicians can either call the sleep center directly or fax the prescription to the center at 412-664-2132 and the technician will contact the patient to schedule the test. Please include history and physical and last office visit notes.
For questions or to inquire about scheduling a sleep study, please call the Sleep Disorders Center at 412-664-2790.