The Sleep Center at Columbus Community Hospital
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An occasional sleep problem is usually nothing to worry about. In fact, nearly everyone experiences a poor night's sleep at one time or another. But if the problem continues, it's probably a good idea to take steps to find out why.
Sleep disorders affect approximately 40 million Americans, but only 5% of these are diagnosed and treated. There are more than 80 different sleep disorders that can limit your quality of life and result in poor health.
When should you visit with your doctor about a possible sleep disorder?
- Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?
- Do you wake often during the night?
- Do you wake too early in the morning?
- Do you always feel sleepy, even after a "full" night's sleep?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Has anyone noticed you stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you often walk or talk in your sleep?
- When falling asleep, do you feel paralyzed or unable to move?
- Do you have nightmares or find yourself hallucinating?
If you answered "yes" to two or more of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder. Consider scheduling an appointment with your physician to share your concerns. A primary care physician referral is required before a sleep study may be performed.
For more Information on Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and Restless Leg Syndrome, download our brochure.