SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER
83825 Highway 9
Post Office Box 1270
Ashland, Alabama 36251
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
*Sleep Disorders Center Staff
*Sleep Study Facts
*Signs of Sleep Apnea
SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER STAFFBrandy Crocker, RPSGT, Director/Technician
Dr. Tony McLeod, ENT, Medical Director
SLEEP STUDY FACTSSleep studies are tests that watch what happens to a person's body during sleep. The studies are done to find out what is causing sleep problems which include the following:
Sleep Apnea is a common and potentially dangerous sleep disorder. The word apnea means "not breathing" but is relatively easy to diagnose and treatable. Patients with sleep apnea are at a greater risk for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure.
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder where a person falls asleep suddenly many times a day.
Chronic Insomnia is when a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep night after night.
SIGNS OF SLEEP APNEADo you...
frequently feel very tired or sleepy during the day?
often have trouble concentrating?
snore, choke or gasp for air during sleep?
wake up frequently during the night?
A "yes" answer to any of the questions could be a sign of sleep apnea.
Contact your physician for an evaluation.