Sleep Disorder Center
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Do you or a loved one have trouble getting to sleep at night?
Get a restlessness or creepy feeling in your legs?
Get sudden jerks in your arms, legs or body?
Get eight hours of sleep and still feel tired?
Fight to stay awake during the day?
Get hot or sweaty while asleep?
Have trouble staying asleep?
Wake up with a headache?
Suddenly feel weak?
Need to take naps?
Grind your teeth?
Ever bed wet?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should keep reading. There is hope.
What We Do
We are a full-service diagnostic center for all sleep disorders, for all ages. We provide initial office visits with a board-certified sleep specialist and follow-up visits as needed, diagnostic sleep testing, CPAP testing and CPAP equipment and support to our apnea patients.
We are one of the only area centers who treat pediatric patients, ages 2 and older, and perform sleep tests for bariatric surgery candidates.
What Causes Problem Sleepiness?
Sleepiness can be caused by the body's natural daily sleep-wake cycles, inadequate sleep, sleep disorders, or certain drugs.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia and parasomnia can cause problem sleepiness.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep, causing him or her to awaken many times during the night and feel sleepy during the day.
People with narcolepsy are excessively sleepy during the day, even after sleeping enough at night. They may fall asleep at inappropriate times and places.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes a person to experience unpleasant sensations in the legs, often described as creeping, crawling, pulling or painful. These sensations frequently occur in the evening, making it difficult for people with RLS to fall asleep, leading to sleepiness during the day.
Insomnia is poor-quality sleep due to difficulty falling asleep, waking up during the night with difficulty returning to sleep, waking up too early in the morning or having unrefreshing sleep. Any of these things can cause problem sleepiness.
Parasomnia includes sleepwalking, night terrors, bed wetting and narcolepsy. All can create family difficulties and may be harmful.
Good Sleep Practices
- Try to sleep only when you are drowsy.
- If you are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep, leave your bedroom and engage in a quiet activity elsewhere.
- Maintain a regular wake time, even on days off work and on weekends.
- Avoid napping during the daytime.
- Distract your mind.
- Avoid nicotine close to bedtime or during the night.
- Avoid strenuous exercise within six hours of bedtime.
- Minimize light, noise and extremes in temperature in the bedroom.
Call the Sleep Disorders Center at Indiana Regional Medical Center for your expert evaluation today.
Sleep Disorder Center
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