Restful sleep is vital to good health. Although how much sleep we need varies with age, the average adult needs from seven to nine hours of restful sleep each night. And when you’re struggling with getting and staying asleep, that’s almost impossible to do.
Unfortunately, it’s estimated that two out of every five Americans suffer from a serious sleep disorder. Not only can a disorder make it difficult for you to fall asleep, but also from getting the proper rest from the little sleep you do get. The result: You feel tired and run down, but aren’t exactly sure why.
And obesity can make your disorder worse and lead to other serious conditions including Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS). This is when your body doesn’t get enough oxygen during sleep and carbon dioxide builds up inside you—a potentially fatal condition.
Board-certified Sleep Experts
The sleep disorder experts at the Florida Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders at Celebration Health are board-certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. They will evaluate your lifestyle factors, discuss your sleep patterns and health, and provide strategies to improve your sleep and your health. In some cases, you may need a sleep study so they can monitor and record your sleep patterns throughout the night.
The center also treats common sleep disorders including insomnia, which afflicts 70 million Americans, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, parasomnias (such as sleepwalking and night terrors) and nocturnal myoclonus (commonly known as “restless legs” syndrome).
The use of the center is by prescription only, so talk to your primary care doctor first if you have any concerns about your sleep. A prescription sheet is available to print from the sleep center website.
Learn more about Florida Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders and to schedule an appointment.