Snoring may be a symptom of a health problem, and the lack of sleep caused by snoring may be a problem in itself. One hundred million Americans are affected by some 84 sleep disorders, which result in diminished quality of life and personal health, and endanger public safety through their contribution to traffic and industrial accidents.
The Sleep Disorders Center at Schneck Medical Center offers ideas and treatments for snorers. The center may also be able to help people who have trouble falling or staying asleep, people who fall asleep at inappropriate times, and those who find sleeping more difficult as they become older. Dr. Jeffrey C. Hagedorn, medical director of our Sleep Disorders Center, is a sleep specialist certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
The first step in diagnosing and treating a person with a sleep disorder is a sleep study, a test in which a technician monitors you while you sleep. Sleep studies allow sleep specialists to evaluate how well you sleep, and can provide a wealth of information that doctors can use to successfully treat sleep disorders. All interpretations are passed on to you physician.
Schneck Medical Center has been conducting sleep studies since 1990. Our newly remodeled sleep lab resembles an upscale motel suite with a queen-sized bed and complete bath, and is designed to provide all the comforts of home.
10 Ways to Sleep Better
- Maintain a regular schedule of meals and sleep
- Exercise regularly at least four hours before bedtime
- Lose weight to improve breathing during sleep
- Avoid alcohol within two hours of bedtime
- Avoid caffeine within six hours of bedtime
- Avoid sleeping pills, which depress breathing
- Perform relaxing rituals such as bathing or reading before bed
- Go to bed only when sleepy
- Sleep on your side to keep airways open
- Tell your doctor about any sleep problems you experience
- For more information about our Sleep Disorders Center, phone 812.522.0401.
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