Sleep Disorders

Good sleep is important for good health. But according to the National Sleep Foundation, 65% of Americans report that they do not get enough sleep (most adults need six to eight hours). Sleep disorders and lack of sleep are not just annoyances; they are serious problems.

Those with sleep problems may think or move more slowly, make more mistakes or have memory difficulties. These negative effects can lead to poor job productivity and can be a contributing factor in motor vehicle accidents, weight gain, heart problems, colds and flu.

Lack of sleep can also strain emotions, family and job relationships and social encounters, and lead to greater health problems if left untreated.

The certified physicians and specialized staff at Community Health Network's fully accredited sleep/wake disorder centers are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The full service center offers both expertise and understanding to help patients who experience sleep-related difficulties.

If you think you may suffer from a sleep disorder, please ask your physician for a referral or call 317-355-4682 for appointments.

Signs and Symptoms

General warning signs and symptoms that may indicate a sleep disorder include:

  • Snoring
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Memory loss
  • Hypertension
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Restless sleep
  • Poor judgment/concentration
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Obesity
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Sexual dysfunction

Common Sleep Disorders

Common sleep problems we treat include:

  • Sleep apnea (obstructive/central)
  • Snoring
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep walking
  • Sleep talking
  • REM sleep behavior disorder
  • Poor sleep habits

 

Patient Appointments

Patients are generally referred for an appointment by a primary care physician. If you think you might have a sleep disorder, talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment. Need a physician?