Did you know?
- Over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder.
- Snoring is a symptom of a potentially serious sleep disorder called Sleep Apnea.
- The Three Mile Island and the Exxon Valdes disasters have been attributed to errors in judgement partially due to lack of sleep.
- Students who fall asleep in the classroom or recently have had deterioration in their grades may have a sleep disorder.
- Sleep deprivation is related to coronary heart disease, heart failure, strokes, diabetes and cancer.
- Thousands of motor vehicle accidents per month are believed to be caused by fatigue or sleepiness.
- If you suffer from an uncomfortable sensation in your legs or an irresistable urge to move your legs at night, you may have a sleep disorder.
- The good news is that most sleep problems can be diagnosed and treated.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
- Loud snoring
- Pauses in breathing during sleep
- Excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue
- Morning headaches
- Frequent urination during the night
- Reflux or indigestion
- Sexual dysfunction
The good news is that sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. An overnight sleep study is the most effective way to diagnose this disorder. You will spend a night in our sleep lab sleeping in a memory foam mattress bed in a relaxed atmosphere, while your brain waves, muscle tone, snoring, blood oxygen, heartbeat and breathing patters are measured. This non-invasive test is called a Polysomnogram.
To get started on your study about sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, simply come in for an initial consultation at one of our locations; Aiea, Hilo, Kona.