There are more than 80 types of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome. We understand that these conditions can significantly affect healthy sleep–and this, in turn, impacts your overall health, safety and quality of life.
The Sleep Center at Carolinas Hospital System - Marion performs sleep studies on children, starting at age 12, through adults. Sleep Studies at the Sleep Center take place in comfortable, home-like rooms.
Lack of sleep can impair your ability to think, make decisions and perform basic tasks. If sleep deprivation persists, it can also lead to significant physical problems such as heart disease and hypertension.
If you think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, talk to your primary physician to see if a sleep study can help.
Sleep disorder warning signs:
- Consistent cases of bad sleep or poor quality of sleep
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Difficulty paying attention or concentrating at work, school or home
- Difficulty remembering
- Difficulty staying awake when inactive
- Falling asleep while driving
- Frequent napping
- Often told by others that you seem tired
- Poor performance at school or work
- Slow to respond
Tips for a good night's rest:
- Avoid caffeine in the evenings
- Don't eat a heavy meal less than two hours before bed
- Don't oversleep
- Don't take naps in the afternoon or early evening
- Eat a light snack before bed (less than 400 calories) - Such as milk, eggs, cottage cheese, tuna or cashews
- Limit eating chocolate at night
- Regular exercise - Avoid strenuous exercise three hours before bed
Our studies are performed by registered respiratory therapists trained according to American Academy of Sleep Medicine standards, and take place during your normal sleeping hours in a quiet, comforta...
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