Sleep deprivation has many consequences beyond feeling tired during the day. It can reduce your alertness, making it harder to work and more dangerous to drive. It can also decrease your energy level, and ultimately, your quality of life. If you suffer from constant daytime grogginess and always seem to be tired, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder like sleep apnea.
Symptoms of sleep apnea include:
Excessive daytime tiredness
Choking or gasping during sleep
Observed pauses in breathing
Other sleep disorders include insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome.
If left untreated, sleep disorders are associated with many serious illness, including:
Sleep Studies at HFM
Holy Family Memorial offers a variety of screenings for sleep disorders. At home sleep apnea screenings are helpful in determining if you need a full sleep study. Call (920) 320-2440 to schedule one. (Cost is $25) Diagnostic sleep studies can be performed either overnight at the HFM Medical Center or as a home sleep study, depending upon the physician's order and patient preference.
Score Your Sleep
Not sure if your tiredness is the result of a potential sleep disorder or just too much caffeine, stress or watching TV in bed? Take our short questionnaire to start your path to better sleep.