Are you getting enough sleep?
Getting "a good night’s sleep" is not a new concept. However, the average American admits that they often sacrifice sleep in order to meet the other demands in their busy lives. The result is sleep deprivation, often ignored by most, or commonly masked with unhealthy sleep aids such as caffeine, nicotine or sugars. However, this sleep type of cycle can be vicious, and when ignored, the effect on one’s overall health and quality of life can be devastating.
Do You Have A Sleep Disorder?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may have a sleep disorder:
- * Do you fall asleep or feel sleepy during dinner, while entertaining friends, at work or driving?
- * Do you snore?
- * Do you gasp for air?
- * Do you have morning headaches?
- * Do you have trouble concentrating?
- * Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?
- * Do you have a creepy, crawly, tingly or burning feeling in your legs at night?
- * Do you wake up in the middle of the night with heartburn?
- * Do you feel anxious or depressed at times?
Quality Sleep Improves Your Quality of Life
Two out of five Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Restful sleep is vital to your good health and well-being. Although each person’s sleep needs differ, studies show that sleeping less than 7 hours a night on a regular basis may lead to serious health risks such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and weight gain.
A sleep disorder can be any medical condition that interferes with your ability to sleep restfully on a consistent basis. While there are over 80 different types of sleep disorders, the most common are:
* Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
* Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
* Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
What To Expect When You Have A Sleep Study
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Sleep Center combines the latest generation sleep technology with the comforts of a hotel, providing you with a safe environment where you undergo the highest quality and most accurate sleep studies available.
Once your sleep study is complete and you have a diagnosis, our medical director will create a personalized treatment plan to help you get the rest you need and want. We will work with your primary care physician to make sure that your sleep condition is monitored on a continual basis. In addition, we will provide you with education and support services are readily available for patients as well as their sleep partners.
Amir Quefatieh, MD, is quadruple board certified in sleep, pulmonary, critical care and internal medicine. He leads a team of sleep technologists who will ensure you are comfortable before, during and after your sleep study.
For more information see our brochure or contact:
7209 Green Slope Drive
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
Phone: (813) 788-2468
Fax: (800) 331-1045