One out of three adults in the United States will have a sleeping problem this year. Many individuals accept chronic problems with sleeping and live in a state of fatigue, reducing their quality of life. They deal with daytime sleepiness, negative health effects and increased risk of accidents. If a sleep problem is disturbing you and has persisted for more than a month, it may be time to get help.
Although highly treatable, sleep disorders are often ignored or not diagnosed for years, eroding quality of life, contributing to depression, and increasing the risk for disease and injury. Carnegie Hospital provides diagnostic and treatment services to help you get the sleep you need.
Contact us if you:
- Fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as while driving or during social events, meetings or movies
- Have sudden daytime sleep attacks
- Snore loudly and awaken yourself or others with snores
- Wake up gasping for breath
- Breathe through the mouth while sleeping and frequently have dry mouth in the morning
- Appear to stop breathing during sleep
- Frequently awaken with a headache
- Take longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep
- Sleep less than six hours
- Wake more than four times a night
- Walk, talk or scream during sleep
- Have uncontrollable movements of the legs before or during sleep