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Sleep Disorders We Can Treat

Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; waking earlier than normal. This can be caused by a variety of medical and/or behavioral factors such as stress, depression, poor sleep habits, and shift work.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Not all people who snore have a problem, but if your snoring is punctuated by pauses, snorts, or gasping for air; then you have sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea commonly stop breathing for up to one minute at a time, often 200 to 300 times per night. Unknown by the sleeper, this repeated lack of breathing prevents restful sleep, leading to dangerous sleepiness, fatigues, high blood pressure and more.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Being overly sleepy, even when falling asleep easily at night, can be a sign of a problem.

Narcolepsy: Sleep attacks that occur without warning, often accompanied by weakness in the knees when frightened, extremely angry, sad, or happy. This disorder generally begins in the teens, but persists for life.

Periodic Movements in Sleep:  Legs twitch, kick, or jerk at regular intervals at night. This common disorder greatly disturbs sleep because each time the legs or arms jerk, the brain wakes up for a moment. After hundreds of these per night, the patient is quite tired the next day. The spouse or bed partner is also disturbed by the movement.

Abnormal Behavior While Sleeping: Certain events can become so frequent or disturbing that sleep becomes frightening to the sleeper, and often the family. Violent behavior and acting out dreams during sleep sound like themes from a dramatic movie. Unfortunately it does happen.

Treatments

The methods used to treat your sleep problem vary depending upon the type and severity. Sleep disorders due to medical causes may involve treatments ranging from medication, the use of devices, to surgery. With the involvement of you, your doctor, and our staff, we will return the sweet dreams to your nights, and the alertness to your days.

Parkview Sleep Center

719.584.4976
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Bobby Martinez

Sleep Center Program Coordinator
719.584.4475

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400 West 16th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

719.584.4000