What is Sleep Disorder?

Sleep disorders are serious medical conditions that may cause chronic diseases. Many people are affected by sleep disorders, and it is imperative that they are able to identify them and seek proper treatment. Some of the most common yet possibly serious sleep disorders include:

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder where someone has one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while sleeping. This can result in poor sleep quality, and it is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. It can also increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes.

 

Insomnia creates problems either falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomniacs also experience delayed sleep onset, arousals during the night, waking up early in the morning, or low quality sleep. While it is usually a result of stress, insomnia can also be a sign of an anxiety or mood disorder or a symptom of chronic pain or arthritis.

 

Narcolepsy causes a person to have difficulty staying awake or suddenly falling asleep during the day, even after getting enough sleep at night. This can affect a person’s studies, work, and social life. While it cannot be cured, it can be treated with medication, lifestyle changes, and education.

 

Sleep is very important when it comes to one’s health. Gwinnett Sleep aims to educate our community about sleep disorders. We provide sleep education sessions and seminars for medical practices so they can deliver the best treatment options for their patients. 

Schedule an Appointment with a Sleep Specialist

As sleep specialists, it is our job to improve your quality of sleep and overall health. At Gwinnett Sleep, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond for you. Our physicians and staff work hard to learn and implement state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and treatment strategies that benefit you and your needs. You can feel good knowing you’re in good hands. To schedule your consultation appointment, contact us today.