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Westmoreland Sleep Medicine
Is it hard to sleep soundly at night or to stay awake
during the day?
If so, you are not alone. An estimated 30 to 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Did you know that some sleep problems are life threatening and can
contribute to certain illnesses?
As awareness and medical knowledge about abnormal
sleep patterns increase, so does the importance of evaluation and the treatment of sleep disorders. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder it is important that you seek attention.
This happens when a person's breathing stops and starts frequently during sleep. A person can feel tired even after a full night's sleep. Common symptoms include loud snoring, awakening with a dry mouth, sore throat, or morning headaches. This condition may be life threatening and could lead to hypertension, heart attack or stroke.
Prolonged difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep.
Shiftwork Sleep Disorders
Poor sleep or sleepiness associated with shift work.
This chronic sleep disorder presents with uncontrollable daytime drowsiness and "sleep attacks". Common symptoms are loss of muscle tone, sleep paralysis, or hallucinations.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Condition where your legs feel very uncomfortable when sitting or lying down and may disrupt sleep.
Nightmares, bedwetting, sleep walking/talking, seizures.