Formal studies have demonstrated that more than 25 percent of adults have occasional or frequent complaints about sleep. Sleep is a very important part of the life cycle and can either enhance or adversely affect a person's physical and mental health. Because sleep disorders do not occur during the wake hours they are among the most difficult disorders to diagnose.
Some of the more serious symptoms of sleep disorders include:
- Loud snoring
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Falling asleep while driving or otherwise inappropriately
- Nighttime chest pain
It is well documented that more people die in the early morning hours than at any other time of the day, presumably with some association to sleep. In addition to influencing mortality, sleep disorders have an enormous impact on quality of life. The medical, social, and economic toll of sleep disorders is staggering. The specialist at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Sleep Centers recognize the need for early diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related illness, which can affect a person's health and ability to function normally.
Treatment for Adult and Pediatric Sleep Disorders
- Sleep Apnea
- Pediatric Sleep Apnea
- Periodic Limb Movements (PLM) Restless Leg Syndrome
- Sleep Studies
A Board Certified Sleep Specialist is on staff to assist patients and physicians in long term management aspects. Our multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders incorporates Board Certified Specialist in Internal, Neurology, Otolaryngology (ENT), and Pulmonary medicine. Each case is unique and requires a thorough evaluation to provide the optimal treatment recommendations.