What are Sleep-Wake Disorders?
Sleep-wake disorders are conditions that affect your sleep quality, the duration of sleep, and the amount of sleep you get each night. Sleep-wake disorders can contribute to or be a symptom of other medical conditions. Sleep disorders may also affect your ability to function while you’re awake. The most common sleep-wake disorder is insomnia.
Erratic sleep patterns prevent the body from achieving optimal rest and recovery levels, which is why seeking treatment for circadian rhythm disorders from Gwinnett Sleep is extremely important to prevent other chronic conditions.
How are sleep disorders characterized?
There are four main signs that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder:
- You have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
- You have difficulty staying awake during the daytime
- Your circadian rhythm is imbalanced and interrupts your sleep schedule
- You experience unusual behaviors that disrupt your sleep
If you are experiencing any of these issues, Gwinnett Sleep can help you on the path to better sleep. Call us today for a consultation!
What are the symptoms of a sleep-wake disorder?
Symptoms of each specific disorder may vary, however, common symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, depression, impaired work performance, and disrupted social schedules. If you suffer from any of the following general symptoms, contact Gwinnett Sleep for a consultation:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Wake up at night and cannot go back to sleep
- Wake up earlier in the morning and feel tired
- Early morning headaches
- Sweat excessively
- Wake up suddenly at night gasping for breath
- Feel sleepy during the day
- Trouble concentrating
- Vivid dreams while falling asleep or awakening
- Leg cramps
- Excessive daytime fatigue
Causes of Sleep-Wake Disorders
Sleep disorders can be caused by several different physical and mental factors. These include physical conditions such as heart disease, pain, or obesity. Mental conditions that cause sleep disorders are depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Other common factors that affect sleep are medications, genetics, and caffeine or alcohol. Sleep disorders can be caused by many different things. At Gwinnett Sleep, we can help you pinpoint the cause of your poor sleep.
Treatment for Sleep-Wake Disorders
Treatment for sleep-wake disorders will vary depending on the specific disorder. Gwinnett Sleep has state-of-the-art diagnostic technology to help determine which sleep disorder you may be suffering from. We offer comprehensive care for sleep disorders and related conditions. Gwinnett Sleep manages the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders. We provide an assortment of diagnostic services including in-office sleep medicine consultations, private room overnight sleep study, an at-home sleep study, CPAP therapy, and sleep disorder education.Gwinnett Sleep factors in pre-existing conditions and potential health risks.
If you struggle with sleep over a long period of time, it’s time to consult a sleep specialist. Seeking a specialist could also be beneficial if you believe you are experiencing a sleep-wake disorder. If you are looking to get quality sleep and improve your overall health, call Gwinnett Sleep at 678-582-1929 to schedule an appointment today.