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Conditions We Treat

Do you have the following?

  • Loud snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness or drowsiness
  • Tendency to sleep at inappropriate times
  • Inability to sleep or remain asleep
  • Sleepiness while driving
  • Acting out of dreams
  • Creepy, crawly sensation of the legs

If you have any of the above, you could have a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders affect millions of people in this country. Each sleep disorder has its own set of factors which can interfere with daily life, worsen or even lead to other health conditions.

As a general rule, we all feel better when we’ve gotten a good night’s sleep. We can concentrate more, our memory is better and our overall job performance improves. In addition, studies have demonstrated that people who sleep well consistently have a better chance of losing weight or keeping weight off.

Some more serious health conditions can arise if you don’t get the sleep your body needs. Sleep apnea, for example, can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, heart attack and, in some extreme, untreated cases, death.

Having sleep disorders treated not only allow you to feel refreshed and awake during the day, but also allows you to be healthier.

Common Sleep Disorders

Not getting a good night's sleep? Request an appointment at the Sentara Sleep Center.

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