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Seven out of every ten Americans get out of bed in the morning unraveled and unrestored. Sometimes their sleep is disrupted because of life's stresses, illness, lifestyle excesses, or personal physical makeup. Untreated, these issues over time can develop into a chronic and serious disorder. Too often we tend to think that's just the way it is. But it doesn't have to be.
Some of the Disorders we diagnose and treat are:
is the sound produced by obstructed breathing during sleep. People who snore have an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. More study is needed to determine whether those snorers at risk for more serious problems are people who have actual pauses in breathing while snoring, called sleep apnea.
• Sleep Apnea
is a condition in which breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The time period for which the breathing stops or decreases is usually between 10 and 30 seconds. When these episodes occur repeatedly, sleep apnea can seriously disrupt the quality of sleep.
• Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
is a neurologic disorder. It is characterized by: Unpleasant sensations in the legs or an irresistible urge to move your legs
is a disorder of the nervous system. It results in frequent, involuntary, episodes of sleep during the day. Sleep attacks can occur while you drive, talk, or work.
is a poor quality sleep. This may mean a lack of sleep or difficulty staying asleep. Some have trouble falling asleep, or problems waking in the middle of the night or very early in the morning.
Remember, an untreated sleep disorder can seriously impact your health or even shorten your life. The price you pay for a bad night's sleep varies from poor perception and judgment, reduced efficiency or productivity, an irritable mood, even the inability to understand or retain information. A lack of sleep also makes you more susceptible to accidents.
Our physicians, who are board certified in Sleep Medicine, will diagnose the specific issue that's keeping you from a good night's sleep. We provide a broad range of services and treatments to get you back on the path to restorative sleep. And, should your diagnosis require equipment such as a CPAP machine, Valley Home Care
staff can work closely with you and your physician to provide the equipment and support you need to be successful with your therapy.