Sleep disorders affect your ability to get the quality rest you need. If you have a sleep disorder, it can affect your concentration, your ability to work and your participation in leisure activities. Lack of sleep can make certain conditions worse, such as depression, and can increase your risk of heart disease.
The specialists at our Sleep Centers are experts at diagnosing common and complex sleep disorders. Our state-of-the-art sleep centers allow us to analyze and diagnose the source of your sleep problems. After a diagnosis is made, we will use the latest treatments and therapies to help you sleep soundly.
If you are having trouble sleeping, you should talk to your physician right away. The following common sleep disorders and their symptoms may help you determine if you need to talk to your physician.
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia can be caused by stress, discomfort, depression, anxiety, certain medications, illness, environmental factors or a disruption of your normal sleep schedule.
Symptoms of insomnia include:
Insomnia can vary in how long it lasts and how often it occurs. If you think you might have insomnia, talk to your physician.
Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that affects your ability to control when you fall asleep and awaken. If you have narcolepsy, you may suddenly fall asleep during any type of activity at any time of the day. Other symptoms of narcolepsy include:
If you think you may have narcolepsy, you should talk to your physician right away. Narcolepsy can put you at risk for automobile accidents, falls and other injuries if you do not seek treatment immediately.
Restless legs syndrome is a collection of symptoms, including a strong urge to move the lower legs to relieve uncomfortable sensations. The cause of restless legs syndrome is not yet known. Symptoms of restless legs syndrome include:
There is no medical test to diagnose restless legs syndrome. There is also no cure. However, your physician will be able to help you treat the symptoms and improve your sleep.
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