Is Sleep Medicine Right for You?
posted: Feb. 06, 2019.
How the doctors in Portland and Astoria, Oregon can help with sleep problems
If you are having trouble sleeping, feel groggy during the day, or are having trouble concentrating, you could be one of 35 million Americans who have a sleep disorder. Sleep medicine is right for you if you are having a tough time sleeping. The doctors at Pacific Sleep Program can help you sleep better. They have two convenient office locations in Astoria, and Portland, Oregon to serve you.
So, how do you know if sleep medicine is right for you? Sleep medicine can help if you suffer from:
Acute or chronic insomnia, which is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; if insomnia goes untreated, it can lead to fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and mood swings.
Snoring, which can be a sign of sleep apnea; if sleep apnea goes untreated it can lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and other serious medical conditions.
Narcolepsy, which is a form of epilepsy involving episodes of suddenly falling asleep; untreated narcolepsy can result in difficulties at work, operating a vehicle, and other day-to-day activities.
You can try some simple techniques at home to help you get to sleep including creating a restful atmosphere in your bedroom, with no television, computer screens, phones, or other screens to look at. If you have tried conservative measures and still have trouble falling asleep, you need to seek out the services of a sleep medicine doctor.
The doctors at Pacific Sleep Program do sleep testing to evaluate your sleep patterns and determine the sleep disorder you might be suffering from. They offer sleep study appointments on most nights during the week. Your sleep study will be comfortable and easy because you can sleep on a Select Comfort Sleep Number bed, enjoy WI-FI access, and satellite TV services.
These are just a few of the many conditions sleep medicine doctors can treat. 95% of people who suffer from a sleep disorder go undiagnosed, and you don’t want to be one of them. Find out if sleep medicine is right for you by calling the sleep medicine doctors at Pacific Sleep Program, with offices in Astoria, and Portland, Oregon. Call today!