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What are Sleep Disorders?

Is it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night? Do you wake up feeling tired or feel very sleepy during the day, even if you have had enough sleep? You might have a sleep disorder. The most common kinds are

  • Insomnia - a hard time falling or staying asleep

  • Sleep apnea - breathing interruptions during sleep

  • Restless legs syndrome - a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs

  • Narcolepsy - daytime "sleep attacks"

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes.  When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents, and other medical problems such as stroke or hypertension. 

Most people with sleep apnea have no problem going to sleep but wake up feeling unrefreshed.

What is a Sleep Study?

Sleep Study is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography (PSG) or Sleep study records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study. Your doctor will discuss the results of your sleep study and recommend appropriate treatment.


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