Do you often have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep through the night? Do you often wake up feeling very tired or feel overly sleepy during the day, even when you believe you have had enough sleep? Have you ever been told that you snore loudly or stop breathing when you sleep? You might have a sleep disorder.
Sleep is a normal and necessary part of every person’s life. It is not normal to be overly sleepy at times when you should be well rested. Increased sleepiness may be associated with difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, decreased energy, fatigue, and emotional instability. Problems related to sleep deprivation can lead to workplace or driving accidents, inability to thrive in the work/school setting, and other issues that may have a serious impact on your life.
The most common sleep disorders are:
- Insomnia – difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Sleep apnea – interrupted breathing during sleep
- Restless legs syndrome – uneasiness, twitching, or restlessness in the legs
- Narcolepsy – uncontrollable episodes of daytime sleeping
At the FPC Sleep Center in Lewisburg, our sleep medicine specialists can evaluate you to determine if you are a candidate for a sleep study and/or treatment that will improve your sleep and improve your quality of life.