Sleep Disorders Center
An American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited center of excellence, the Sleep Disorders Center at Summit Medical Group provides Sleep Disorder treatments for all types of sleep disorders. Our sleep specialists provide a restful, home-like environment to evaluate your sleep problems.
The Importance of Sleep Disorder Treatments
Clinical studies indicate that getting enough sleep is essential for good health. For example, sleep problems have been linked to heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and other serious health problems. In addition, the fatigue that results from sleep problems can lead to traffic accidents, depression, and poor work performance as well as social and family difficulties.
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep disturbances include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Tooth grinding or bruxism
- Jet lag
- Night terrors
- Excessive daytime sleepiness or hypersomnia
- Klein-Levin Syndrome
- Sleep talking or somniloquy
- Sleep walking or somnambulism
- Restless legs syndrome
- Periodic limb movement disorder
Do you need a sleep specialist?
About 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep problem, and nearly 60% of them have a long-term sleep disorder. Even though sleep problems are very common, they are often overlooked and untreated.
If you sleep poorly for a month or more or if you find that sleepiness during the day interferes with normal tasks, see your doctor. He or she will ask about your symptoms, review your medical history, and examine you.
Your doctor will likely want to know:
- How many hours of sleep you normally get at night
- When and for how long you nap
- What time you go to bed and wake in the morning
- How long it takes you to get to sleep
- When you wake during the night and how long it takes you to fall back to sleep
- If there are changes or stresses in your life
After your evaluation, your doctor might recommend that you visit a sleep specialist at our Sleep Disorders Center. At the Sleep Disorders Center, your sleep specialist will monitor your sleep and perform tests to determine what sleep disorder treatments you might need. Most sleep disorders can be successfully treated or controlled once they are properly diagnosed.
If you are having difficulty sleeping, speak with your primary care physician or schedule a visit with one of our sleep specialists.
For more information about sleep disorders, please contact:
The National Sleep Foundation
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
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