Sleep disorders in Savannah, Georgia
Quality sleep is essential to your overall health. At Memorial Health, we offer comprehensive sleep disorder treatments to help you fall and stay asleep. Our sleep disorder specialists help assess and diagnose various conditions, including sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
If you often have trouble sleeping, you are not alone. Approximately 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. experience chronic sleep loss due to a sleep disorder.
If you are one of these adults, you could benefit from a sleep study at Memorial Health’s American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited sleep center. Our sleep medicine specialists closely monitor you to determine the type and cause of your sleep disorder. To help find a solution, we work with your primary care provider to address all of your health concerns.
If you believe you have or need to be tested for a sleep disorder, contact our accredited sleep center at (912) 350-3720.
Types of sleep disorders
Our sleep disorder experts diagnose and treat several types of sleep disorders, including:
- Sleep apnea — A disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts.
- Narcolepsy — A chronic disorder causing an extreme tendency to fall asleep.
- Insomnia — A disorder causing an inability to fall or stay asleep.
- Restless leg syndrome — This condition causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs.
- Sleepwalking — This is not so much a disorder as it is a serious symptom that can be indicative of another sleep disorder or an unrelated condition or illness.
- Excessive sleepiness — This is not so much a disorder as it is a serious symptom that can be indicative of another other sleep disorders.
- Shift work disorder — A disorder characterized by insomnia and excessive sleepiness. This tends to affect people whose work hours overlap or are the same as the typical sleeping period.
Do I have a sleep disorder?
If you have one or more of these symptoms, ask your doctor about a sleep evaluation:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Feeling tired after a full night’s sleep
- Frequently waking up throughout the night
- Loud snoring (could be underlying sleep apnea)
- Restless legs
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Trouble staying awake
Your doctor may suggest a sleep study to diagnose your sleep problems. During a sleep study at Memorial Health, a sleep specialist monitors your movements, brain activity, oxygen levels and other behaviors as you sleep overnight. The sleep study takes place in home-like environment, and the specialist monitors you from another room.