Sleep disorders can wreak havoc on your life. Without the restful sleep individuals need, they can suffer from drowsiness, impaired cognitive processes, decreased libido, serious health problems and a host of other symptoms. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine board-certified physicians at the Florida Hospital Apopka Center for Sleep Disorders can help patients achieve more normal sleep patterns by creating a stronger, healthier mind, body and spirit. They target the conditions that interfere with patients' ability to fall and stay asleep, helping them create a healthy balance of activity, nutrition, spiritual fulfillment and rest, all necessary components of overall wellness.
At the Center for Sleep Disorders we assess and treat and number of these conditions, including:
- Restless leg syndrome: Often mistaken for insomnia, this condition is characterized by multiple arousals during sleep, excessive daytime drowsiness, aching muscles upon awakening and crawling or restless sensations in the legs.
- Sleep apnea: This sleep disorder is characterized by periods of interrupted breathing, which can happen as often as several hundred times during one period of sleep. Causes of sleep apnea include diseases of the central nervous system and blockages of the upper airway, and apnea victims may experience excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, rapid weight gain, morning headaches, personality changes, impotence, signs of heart failure or enlargement and heavy snoring, as well as sleep attacks during the day that resemble narcolepsy.
- Narcolepsy: This condition is characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of sleepiness during the day, causing the individual to sleep at inappropriate times, including while driving, eating or at meetings. Individuals suffering from narcolepsy often experience frequent, vivid nightmares or hallucinations upon falling asleep, sudden muscular weakness when angry, surprised or amused, and momentary paralysis upon waking.
- Parasomnia: This sleep disorder includes symptoms such as sleepwalking, nightmares and night terrors.
- Other disorders: The Center for Sleep Disorders at Florida Hospital Apopka also treats conditions such as seizures, bruxism (grinding of the teeth) and other conditions impacting a patient's ability to get quality restful sleep.
To schedule an appointment with the experts at the Florida Hospital Apopka Center for Sleep Disorders, contact us today.