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Some estimates say that 9 percent of all men and 4 percent of all women in the U.S. have some form of sleep disorder. Untreated, sleep disorders can greatly affect daytime functioning. Some sufferers awaken with headaches, others may be irritable and forgetful, finding it difficult to concentrate for the rest of the day. Put the problem to rest; there are treatments for sleep disorders.
The Sleep Center at St. Joseph Medical Center offers help in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sleep disorders which, apart from fatigue, are commonly associated with a variety of serious health issues.
Sleep disorders can be difficult to diagnose, but polysomnography can be the definitive tool leading to proper diagnosis and treatment. A diagnosis may require a visit to the Sleep Center where a variety of tests, or "sleep studies," are conducted while the patient sleeps, and physiological measurements are correlated to body movements. The entire procedure is called polysomnography.
The St. Joseph Sleep Center offers help in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders which are linked to serious medical conditions:
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- cardiac disease
- renal failure
- neurological disorders
- enlarged tonsils or adenoids
- gastrointestinal nighttime regurgitation
- clinical depression
Other Sleep-Related Issues
- Periodic Leg Movements- legs kicking at night disrupting sleep
- Narcolepsy- falling asleep without warning; vivid dreaming, strong emotions associated with sudden weakness
- RBD (REM Behavior Disorder)- acting out dreams
For More Information
Call 816-943-3033 for more information about the Sleep Center
at St. Joseph. We want to help you get a good night's sleep.