Sleep Health Center
Diagnosis & Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Do you have difficulty sleeping or consistently feel tired throughout the
day? If so, you may have a sleep disorder. The inability to get a good
night’s rest is nothing to take lightly, but, unfortunately, many
people fail to realize that this is a medical issue that should be addressed
by a professional.
Sleep disorders have many side effects, including:
- High blood pressure
- Increased risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke
- Lack of focus, resulting in greater risk of accidents
- Decreased sex drive
- Weight gain
- Impaired judgment
The good news is, these conditions can be remedied or avoided entirely
by overcoming your sleep disorder. At the Central Valley Medical Center
Sleep Health Center, we have a dedicated team of sleep specialists who
can diagnose the cause of your sleep deprivation and recommend a treatment plan.
The Overnight Sleep Study
The best way for our team to find out what’s causing your sleep disorder
is to perform an overnight sleep study. In this exam, you spend the night
in a room designed for your comfort. You will be connected to noninvasive
devices that monitor your vital signs to help our team with our diagnosis.
If you are having difficulty sleeping already, you may be skeptical of
your ability to sleep in a strange place while connected to machines.
In truth, the devices you are connected to are so minimally invasive that
many patients forget they are there, and even if you are unable to sleep
during the study, we can still obtain valuable information from your attempt to sleep.
Possible Causes of Sleep Disorders
There are many things that could be causing your difficulty sleeping. Sometimes
the cause is mental, resulting from depression and anxiety, whereas other
patients may have a physical condition like sleep apnea. In any case,
finding the cause of the condition is the first step towards treatment.
Our team knows that every patient is different. We will work closely with
you to build a diagnostic and treatment plan that best addresses your
needs. Being unable to get a full night’s sleep is stressful; we
will be by your side to help you take back the night and get the most
out of your day.