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Sleep: Health and Restoration
Since most people need to get enough quality sleep to feel alert throughout the day, they should spend about eight hours per night sleeping, which is approximately 1/3 of their lifetime. Restful sleep is necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep is not merely a "time out" from daily life. It is an active state, essential for physical and mental restoration.
A sleep disorder may prohibit people from reaching deeper, more restorative stages of sleep. People who suffer from a sleep disorder may wake in the morning knowing that they have slept all night, but cannot understand why they are still tired.
*A good quality sleep is very important to feel refreshed and energized. Minor disturbances in sleep can affect your overall health and quality of life.
*Public Archive of Internal Medicine, Carnagie Mellow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 2009.
What is a Sleep Disorder?
Some common and not so common sleep disorders include:
Difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep
Brief periods of stopping or slowing of breathing during sleep
Are you likely to have sleep apnea? (Click here to see your likelihood of having sleep apnea)
Restless Leg Syndrome
Unpleasant crawling feelings in legs while trying to rest at bedtime
Excessive sleepiness as sleep attacks and dreaming in naps
Night terrors, sleep walking, abnormal sleep related behaviors
Periodic Leg Movement Disorder
Uncontrolled movements of limbs while sleeping causing arousals
Circadian Rhythm Disorder
Disruption in sleep pattern with asynchrony of body clock and sleep
Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Difficulty in sleeping and/or staying awake at desired times in individuals working at times other than the daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Do I have a sleep disorder? (Click here to take PDF quiz)
How sleepy are you? (Click here to take PDF Epworth Sleepiness Score quiz)
Consequences of Poor Sleep
- Interferes with concentration, judgment and memory
- Poor school performance
- Accidents while driving or at work
- Impaired work performance
- Increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart intake
- May be responsible for poor control of diabetes, seizures, atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) and weight
Why Choose MMHS' Sleep Disorders Centers?
MMHS Sleep Disorders Centers use the latest technology to diagnose and treat many sleep disorders. There are four convenient locations in Monroe County - Monroe, Bedford, Dundee and Newport.
- State–of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
- Home-like environment, encouraging patients to sleep in comfort during overnight tests
- Affiliated with MMHS – a trusted name in medical services
- Accredited by Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- Studies conducted by experienced technologists; quality and experience not found in freestanding centers
- Overnight oximetry to qualify for home oxygen
- Studies reviewed by board certified sleep specialist (unless referring physician ordered otherwise)
- Choice of interpreting sleep specialist physician available
- Quick interpretation and reports
- Arrange therapeutic equipment in two to three days after testing is completed
- Reports available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to MMHS staff physicians via Horizon Patient Folder (HPF), computer software to provide minute-to-minute, time critical access to medical records
- Quality and expertise not found in free standing centers
- Apnea Link for screening of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Acceptance of most major insurances
- Monroe location has completed more than 10, 000 overnight sleep studies
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Sleep Disorders Centers
To schedule a sleep study, call (888) MMH 4 YOU or (888) 664-4968.
For sleep questions or more information, call MMHS' Sleep Disorders Centers at (734) 240-8810
If you need an evaluation for a sleep disorder, insist on one of MMHS' Sleep Disorders Centers! We have four convenient locations to choose from: