Sleep—too much of it or not enough of it—can affect how you work, how you drive, how you interact with your family and so much else.
Nearly a third of all Americans claim that lack of sleep affects them to the point that it interferes with daily activities. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, and it is life-threatening for many.
At Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorder Lab, experts diagnose a range of sleep-related issues, including apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and more.
Sleep lab rooms give you all the comforts of home, so you can relax and let us help you through your sleep analysis. Once complete, we can accurately diagnose your particular issue and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Signs of Sleep Apnea:
- Very loud snoring
- Repeating patterns: snore, pause, gasp
- Waking up frequently
- Extreme fatigue during the day
- Falling asleep while driving or at work
- Concentration difficulties
- Lost productivity
- Mood swings
- Frequent illness
- Morning headaches
- Low libido and/or erectile dysfunction
Tips for Better Sleep:
- Don't nap during the day
- Reduce distractions in the bedroom
- Keep the room dark, quiet and cool
- Do not eat or watch TV in bed before going to sleep
- Establish a routine
- Don't exercise just before going to bed
- Avoid large meals just before going to bed
- Do not drink caffeine or alcohol just before going to bed
- Look for ways to better manage stress during the day so it doesn't bother you at night
- Take a warm bath or shower before going to bed
If you believe you have a sleep disorder, contact your physician for a sleep lab referral. For more information, call 866-937-6692.