More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. A sleep disorder is a medical condition that regularly disrupts normal sleep. If left untreated, sleep disorders may lead to more serious health issues including high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
The Sleep Center at McKay-Dee Hospital offers day and night sleep studies and portable monitoring for the diagnosis and treatment for a variety of common sleep disorders including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia and daytime sleepiness.
Snoring that affects approximately 45 percent of the adult population and may be an indicator of a serious breathing problem during sleep.
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing for short periods of time while sleeping. Apnea means "want of breath" in Greek. An apnea can last as long as 10 seconds or even longer, per episode. Those with severe cases of apnea may stop breathing hundreds of times during an average night.
Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite the opportunity.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder related to sensation and movement. People with restless legs syndrome have an unpleasant feeling or sensation in their legs when they lie down to sleep.
If you experience any of these common sleep disorders, the McKay-Dee Hospital Sleep Center may be able to help.
Call us at (801) 387-2700 for more information.