Sleep deprivation is much more than an inconvenience. It's a health concern that shouldn't be ignored. 40 million Americans are chronically ill with various sleep disorders and 95 percent of these patients remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Symptoms of sleep disorders include:
- Snoring, usually loud
- Gaps or irregularities in breathing during sleep (usually noted by bed partner)
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Daytime sleepiness and napping
- Restless sleep
- Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
- Painful or crawling sensations in legs while sitting quietly or lying in bed
- Jerking of limbs, particularly legs, during sleep
- Weak spells associated with anger or laughter
- Vivid, frightening, or violent dreams
What to Expect
A "sleep study" is non-invasive, lasts from six to eight hours, and is performed during normal sleeping hours in our private room, in The Finley Hospital. During the Sleep study, brain waves, chest movements, breathing and airflow patterns, heart rates and oxygen levels are measured, as well as snoring, eye and muscle movement.