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Getting enough quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. So even occasional sleep problems can damage your daily life. Fatigue and exhaustion can lead to:

  • Daytime irritability
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lost productivity

More importantly, not treating a sleep disorder can lead to serious health problems. Our medical professionals at each of our locations focus on a compassionate approach to their evaluations, consultations and treatment options for a wide range of sleep disorders.

Sleep Study FAQs

Conditions that we Treat

The following conditions can be effectively treated at Brookwood Baptist Health Sleep Centers:

  • Insomnia (inability to sleep)
  • Different sleep/wake patterns
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Breathing disorders, such as snoring and sleep apnea (when breathing stops for a short time)
  • Sleepwalking
  • Bed wetting
  • Teeth grinding
  • Nightmares and night terrors
  • Other abnormal nighttime behavior
  • Narcolepsy (sudden daytime sleep attacks)

Types of Sleep Disorders

Researchers have identified 84 different sleep disorders that generally fall into one of the following categories. Our specialists at Brookwood Baptist Health can help treat you for:

  • Insomnia – Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking earlier than desired. It affects about 33% of Americans to some degree.
  • Sleep Apnea – Obstructive sleep apnea is a life-threatening condition and the most common sleep disorder. It’s characterized by a collapse of the airway walls, resulting in loud snoring and the inability to breath. People with sleep apnea often stop breathing during the night, sometimes for lengths of 20-30 seconds. An estimated 38,000 cardiovascular deaths occur each year due to sleep apnea.
  • Narcolepsy – People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime drowsiness. They often fall asleep at inappropriate times, regardless of the circumstance. This sleep disorder can manifest itself in mild or severe forms.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome (PLMS) – RLS and PLMS are different disorders, but they’re related. RLS occurs only when a person is awake. The disorder is a voluntary response to a perceived pain in the limbs. PLMS occurs most often when a person is asleep. Movements are unconscious.

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