Welcome to Idaho Sleep Health

ABOUT SLEEP DISORDERS

Woman trying to sleep
PREVALENCE
It is estimated that between 50-150 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder with fewer than 5% being diagnosed and treated.

TYPICAL SLEEP DISORDERS
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Parasomnias
  • Narcolepsy




CONSEQUENCES PATIENTS FACE
  • Excessive daytime fatigue/sleepiness
  • Depression, anxiety and irritability
  • Weakened immune system
  • Reduced concentration and focus
  • High Cholesterol
  • Potential for accidents
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Poor psychological & physical function
  • Strokes
  • Obesity
  • ADHD

CANDIDATES FOR SLEEP STUDY OFTEN HAVE
  • Loud, irregular snoring
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Morning fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Tendency to fall asleep while driving
  • Morning headaches
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent awakenings
  • Short attention span
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy

COULD YOU HAVE A SLEEP DISORDER?

Sleep disorders are common but they are not always obvious - symptoms could be subtle. However, there are often telltale signs that a sleep problem is present. Some common signs are listed below:

  • Being told by friends or family that you snore or that you have restless sleep
  • Struggling to breathe or stopping breathing while you sleep
  • Acid indigestion, especially at night
  • Feeling tired or sleepy on most days
  • Urinating more than once a night
  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Drowsiness while driving
  • Difficulty sustaining attention at work
  • Irritability
  • Morning headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Swelling of the extremities (edema)

Other issues that may contribute to poor sleep include:

  • Being overweight
  • Arthritis, leg cramps or other pain conditions such as fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

The more sypmtoms you have, the more likely you are to have a sleep disorder. If you have concerns, call us or speak with your primary care doctor.
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