Blog: Silent Night?

Blog: Silent Night?

Does your partner keep you up half the night sounding like a bulldozer or a freight train? You aren’t alone.  Almost half of adult’s snore occasionally, and 25% snore regularly.  Occasional snoring is not dangerous, but chronic snoring may require medical attention.  Snoring can be stressful on a relationship and leave a bed partner fatigued, but it can also be an indication of a more serious problem. Snoring disrupts normal sleeping patterns, leaving the snorers, and often their partners, without an adequate amount of rest.  Other possible health consequences of snoring include headache, stroke, heart disease, arrhythmia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), injury due to increased daytime sleepiness, mental health issues, reduced sexual satisfaction, fetal complications, nocturia (needing to get up to use the bathroom two or more times per night), and sleep apnea.

Sleep Disorders refer to the medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of sleep-related conditions. It is a sub-specialty within several medical specialties, including neurology, pulmonology, internal medicine, and psychiatry.

Sleep specialists are medical doctors who have completed additional training and education in this field. They can diagnose and treat a number of sleep-related conditions, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and many more.

Proper sleep plays a crucial role in good health. IRMC Physician Group’s sleep specialists are here to help if your life is disrupted by sleep disorders. They utilize a number of treatments to effectively treat sleep conditions and help you feel refreshed and well rested.

To schedule an appointment today, please call 888-452-IRMC.

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