Sleep Disorders

Symptoms & Effects of Sleep Disorders

According to a recent Gallup Poll, more than one-third of the population has trouble sleeping. The effects of sleep disorders are not only tiresome, but can lead to more serious health conditions if left untreated. Daytime sleepiness can not only affect a person’s interpersonal relationships and productivity, but result in accidents as well. Additionally, poor sleep as a result of sleep disorders can have serious effects on a person’s health and lead to more serious health conditions if left untreated, including:

•  Hypertension
•  Heart attack and cardiovascular disease
•  Irregular heartbeat
•  Stroke
•  Diabetes complications
•  Impotence
•  Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Common sleep disorders diagnosed and treated at the Center for Sleep Medicine include:

•  Obstructive or central sleep apnea
•  Insomnia
•  Narcolepsy
•  Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome
•  Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

•  Do you regularly wake up tired, even after a full night’s sleep?
•  Does your sleep partner complain about your snoring, gasping, and thrashing while you are asleep?
•  Do you have difficulty falling asleep at night, and staying awake during the day?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, a sleep study may be recommended to identify the exact cause.

CPAP – the gold standard in treatment for sleep apnea

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, which provides a continuous stream of air pressure to keep your airway open. This treatment may be administered during your sleep study, and then can be prescribed to guide long term management of sleep apnea.

How much do you know about sleep apnea?

One overnight study can resolve a lifetime of sleep problems.

With convenient locations throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties, Meridian Sleep Centers are close to home, so you can feel at ease while you experience your overnight sleep study. We can help you find relief from the symptoms and disorders that have such a negative impact on your sleeping, as well as your waking hours. Learn more about the six Meridian Sleep Centers.

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