McLaren Sleep Centers

Sleep disorders are at best, life-disrupting. At their worst, life-threatening.

In Michigan alone, thousands of people suffer from a sleep disorder of one form or another. Some have severe snoring with airway obstruction and irregular breathing (Sleep Apnea); some can't get enough sleep (Insomnia), and some can't seem to stop falling asleep (Narcolepsy). Disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea impair the ability to function normally while awake and can seriously endanger health. They cause many people difficulty at work, at home, and while driving as well as impacting various areas of personal health. Common disorders include trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, difficulties staying awake or adhering to a consistent sleep/wake cycle, sleepwalking, nightmares, severe snoring and breathing problems, and other problems that interfere with getting the downtime your body truly needs. Rest assured, sleep disorders can be identified and treated.

If you have sleep apnea, there is a device called a CPAP that you can wear when sleeping that assists you in breathing. As a result, a restful night's sleep can occur and symptoms such as falling asleep while driving, nodding off to sleep at work, irritability and lack of energy may disappear.

Severe snoring, periodic limb movements (PLM), restless leg syndrome (RLS), narcolepsy, insomnia, and parasomnias are serious conditions that may disrupt your sleep and can be diagnosed at the sleep center through a sleep study.

Sleep Symptoms

How you perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get on regular basis. Impairment of daily routine functioning, difficulty initiating or maintaining prolonged sleep, or experiencing daily non-restorative sleep for at least one month may be a signal of a sleep disorder. Some of the more common symptoms of sleep disorders in adults include:

  • Frequently having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling un-refreshed after sleep 
  • Snoring loudly, stopping breathing or gasping for breath during sleep 
  • Excessive sleepiness and feeling irritable, or depressed during the day 
  • Unpleasant, tingling, creeping feelings or nervousness in the legs when trying to sleep 
  • Difficulty staying awake while driving Reliance on caffeinated beverages to make it through the day 
  • Frequent memory lapses or difficulty concentrating, or slow response reaction 
  • Feeling the need for a daily nap 
  • Others frequently comment on how tired you look 
  • Difficulty staying awake while sitting (i.e. watching television, reading a book) 
  • Difficulty concentrating at work, school, or home 

Sleep deprivation is a serious health condition. It is important to evaluate the possible causes of sleep disorder symptoms and find a solution. Left untreated sleep disorders and the lack of quality sleep may contribute to hypertension, heart disease and obesity, and ultimately reduce life span. Make an appointment with a sleep specialist at McLaren.

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