Sleep disorders are serious conditions that can impact your overall health. If you wake up feeling fatigued or have other symptoms like falling asleep at inappropriate times, you should talk with your doctor.
Sleep is supposed to leave you feeling rested and refreshed. A lack of sleep is dangerous. Studies show that if you’re awake after more than 20 hours, it is equivalent to being intoxicated.
The sleep specialists at Catholic Health diagnose and treat a variety of sleep disorders and work with you to ensure you get the rest you need.
Sleep Medicine at Catholic Health
Our sleep medicine doctors are skilled at identifying different kinds of sleep disturbances, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic limb movement
- Sleep Walking or Sleep Talking
- Sleep Terrors
When you talk with your doctor about troubled sleep, he or she will ask about symptoms and your health history.
People with a sleep disorder may:
- Stop breathing while asleep
- Wake up gasping for air
- Snore loudly
- Have difficulty falling asleep
- Are overweight
- Have high blood pressure
- Wake up with headaches
- Suffer from depression
- Have trouble concentrating
- Often feel tired
- Fall asleep at inappropriate times, including while driving or at work
- Take frequent naps
- Sleep walk
- Experience involuntary body movements while asleep
If you show signs of a sleep disorder, your doctor may prescribe sleep study to monitor your sleep patterns.