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Sleep Medicine

Sleep Disorders in Shelbyville

Helping Patients Obtain More Restful Sleep

Do you wake up from sleep without feeling rested? Do you feel exhausted throughout the day no matter how long you spend in bed? It’s possible your poor sleeping patterns may be due to a sleep disorder. At Major Health Partners in Shelbyville, we are committed to helping our community get the best rest they can by helping to identify and treat sleep disorders. If you believe you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, speak with your physician about coming to our Sleep Center in Shelbyville.

Common Sleep Disorders

Most people who suffer from sleep disorders are not aware that their constant fatigue and even headaches may be caused by a bad night’s sleep. There are over 80 different kinds of sleep disorders that can cause people to wake up at night. The most common of these is sleep apnea, where the airway becomes blocked during sleep, causing the person to choke and awaken. Other sleep disorders include narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia.

Symptoms of sleep disorders can include:

  • Lack of productivity
  • Scatterbrained thought
  • Clumsiness
  • Frequent headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lethargy and lack of energy

These kinds of symptoms are usually not reported by the patients, but by the person they share a bed with. If your physician believes you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, they may recommend that you undergo an overnight sleep study called a polysomnogram to better diagnose your sleep issue.

Treatment for Sleep Disorders

One of the most common solutions for sleep disorders is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, which uses air pressure to force the airway to stay open. CPAP machines are very common, as over 200,000 cases of sleep apnea alone are diagnosed each year.

Talk with your doctor about treatment for your sleep disorder. Major Health Partners in Shelbyville stands ready to help you treat your sleep issue and get back to a healthy waking life.