According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost 74 percent of all Americans do not get enough sleep each night. And lack of sleep can lead to serious health problems including obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and fatigue. To help combat this growing problem, Holy Rosary Healthcare opened its Sleep Center to provide on-site, convenient assessment for insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep problems.
All sleep patterns and needs vary, depending on the individual. If you feel rested and are not relying on stimulants, no matter how unusual your sleep habits are, you probably don't have a serious sleeping problem. However, you should watch for symptoms and seek medical treatment from your physician should sleep become a problem. Some symptoms include:
- Loud snoring
- Inability to fall or stay asleep
- Pauses in breath during sleep
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty concentrating
- Energy loss
- Lack of initiative
- Memory lapses
- Bed wetting
- Teeth grinding
- Restless legs
- Sleep walking
- Night terrors
Scheduling An Appointment
Those who exhibit any symptoms are encouraged to discuss their symptoms with their primary care provider. The provider will determine whether a sleep study is appropriate. If needed, patients are referred for a sleep study - conducted on site at Holy Rosary Healthcare - to help further evaluate their condition.
For More Information
To learn more about the Sleep Center or to schedule an appointment, please call our program at 406-233-2726 or if a provider has sent a referral a staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment.