How Does Sleep Medicine Work?
posted: Jan. 31, 2017.
Learn more about sleep medicine and whether it could help you get a better night’s rest.
Thanks to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke we know that about 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders each year, with 20 million more people experiencing occasional problems with sleep. Find out the telltale signs that it’s time to visit one of our Portland and Astoria, OR, sleep medicine specialists.
We are here to be able to diagnose and create treatment plans to help you better handle your sleep problems, whether it’s snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia or other issues that are keeping you from getting good quality sleep.
Our Portland and Astoria sleep medicine doctors are also able to diagnose and treat less common sleep problems like sleepwalking, night terrors, teeth grinding, bedwetting and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD).
While many people may be able to get better sleep by changing certain environmental factors or habits, such as limiting caffeine or turning off electronics an hour before bedtime, sometimes making these changes just isn’t enough. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to make an appointment with us:
- Poor memory
- Having trouble concentrating
- Poor or decreased performance in work or school
- Excessive daytime exhaustion
- Mood swings such as an increase in anxiety, depression or irritability
- Needing to take naps more regularly
It’s important to keep track of your sleep so that we may be able to pinpoint certain patterns that could be making your condition worse. When you come into our office we will sit down and discuss the symptoms you are having. If we believe you may have a sleep disorder, we may recommend a sleep study to evaluate the quality of your sleep. This test will be able to determine if you suffer from sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy or other problems. By being able to pinpoint the cause of your sleep issues we can create a treatment plan that will make hitting the hay a bit easier.
Pacific Sleep Program in Portland and Astoria, OR, is committed to helping you achieve the quality sleep you deserve. If you are having trouble falling or staying asleep or if you experience daytime exhaustion then it’s time you turned to us to solve these sleep issues for you. Give our office a call today to learn more.