Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Are any or all of these symptoms all too familiar?

  • Loud or irregular snoring
  • Repeated nightly awakenings
  • Nightly periodic absent breathing
  • Non–refreshing sleep
  • Morning headache
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

If so, you or your partner may have a sleep disorder. That means one or both of you are likely suffering from stress, anxiety and other difficulties related to the lack of a good night’s sleep too.

More common types of sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy

Daytime fatigue caused by sleep disorders often leads to accidents and sufferers can lose their sex drive too. Sleep disorders can cause more serious medical conditions like heart attack, stroke, diabetes and more. Studies have linked sleep disorders in older adults to an increased risk for Alzheimer ’s disease as well.

If you and your doctor suspect that you might have a sleep disorder, the first step is a comprehensive evaluation. Several MountainStar hospitals feature Sleep Centers where experienced technicians conduct the tests necessary to accurately diagnosing a sleep disorder. Soon you’ll be enjoying a better night’s sleep.