Getting enough quality sleep each night is an essential part of good health.  Untreated sleep disorders can cause problems with every aspect of our life, from our personal wellness to our personal and professional relationships.   Sleep problems are diagnosed and treated by sleep medicine specialists.

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  • Signs of a Sleep Disorder

    Ashtin Collins, FNP, and Lorie Hessler, FNP, ACNP nurse practitioners at Deaconess Sleep Center;  Wendy Isaacs, RRT, RPSGT, lead education coordinator, Deaconess Sleep Center
    Excessive snoring…daytime sleepiness…never feeling rested…sound familiar?  These are all signs of a sleep disorder.  

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  • How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Getting a good night’s sleep is a critical part of living a healthy life.  Sleep is when our bodies repair themselves, and inadequate sleep has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain and depression.

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  • Q&A About Getting Your Zzzzs

    Are you sleepy right now? Feeling like you didn’t get a good night’s sleep last night? Read this Q & A to learn about sleep disorders and treatment options.

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Sleep Apnea

People with sleep apnea stop breathing for short periods of time while they are asleep. They usually don't wake up completely when this happens, but in the morning they feel exhausted and continue to feel sleepy during the day. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition and should be diagnosed and treated.
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Sleepwalking is a disorder that occurs when people walk to do other activities while they are still asleep. Sleepwalking can occur at any age, but it happens most often in children ages 5-12 and appears to run in families.
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