When it comes to issues that make you have trouble sleeping, you know all too well the drain it can cause on your everyday life. That's why the sleep experts at Bon Secours act quickly and effectively to treat a number of common and rare sleep disorders in a comfortable setting. The goal of every one of our specialists is to get you back to a productive life.
Conditions We Treat
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
Circadian rhythm sleep disorder is a disturbance in the circadian rhythm, or natural body clock, that causes interruptions in sleep patterns.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Excessive daytime sleepiness is a symptom of narcolepsy. People with excessive daytime sleepiness will feel moderately or extremely tired during the day which can cause them not to pay attention or concentrate and have difficulty staying awake.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder marked by problems falling asleep or staying asleep. It can be acute—lasting for only one night or a few weeks—or chronic, meaning it occurs at least three times per week for over three months.
Narcolepsy is a chronic condition that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness and uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep. In some cases, there can also be a sudden loss of muscle tone triggered by strong emotion. While there is no cure for narcolepsy, it can be managed by medications and lifestyle changes.
Parasomnia is a group of sleep disorders related to falling asleep, sleeping, and waking up. Parasomnias can include confusion arousals, sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep eating disorders, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep paralysis, nightmares, bedwetting, sleep hallucinations, exploding head syndrome, and sleep talking. These behaviors are caused by abnormal behavior of the nervous system during sleep. A person should see a sleep medicine provider if there is risk for injury to oneself or another person from parasomnia.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome is a condition that creates sensations in the legs causing an uncontrollable urge to move which typically occurs in the evening or nighttime hours when sitting or lying down. The sensation can be difficult to explain but has been described as aching, itching, throbbing, or crawling. Restless leg syndrome can develop at any age.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop periodically during sleep. The lack of oxygen to the body can cause long-term negative health effects including high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, diabetes, and stroke. A sleep medicine physician can provide a diagnosis for sleep apnea and appropriate treatment.
Snoring is a common condition that occurs when air flow is obstructed through the mouth and nose during sleep. Habitual snoring can cause serious health problems including strain on the heart, interruptions in breathing, frequent waking from sleep, and daytime drowsiness.