Methodist Hospital Sleep Lab
Sleep Disorder Treatment in Henderson County
Sleep disorders can develop gradually, or cause an immediate change in
your sleeping habits. In either case, they make it difficult to function
and wreak havoc on your physical and mental health. Do not take these
conditions lightly, the side effects of sleeping poorly can include depression,
high blood pressure, diabetes and difficulty concentrating. These conditions
could be life-threatening, and you should seek professional medical help
as soon as possible if you have had trouble sleeping for more than a week.
Diagnosing a Sleep Disorder
It is very possible to have a sleep disorder without realizing it. You
may be sleeping throughout the night, but be plagued by drowsiness and
fatigue throughout the day.
Keen an eye out for these symptoms of sleep disorder:
- You have difficulty concentrating during the day
- You often feel sleepy while driving, even during short trips
- You have a hard time staying awake while watching TV or reading
- You snore unusually loudly
- Someone has noticed you stop breathing periodically while sleeping
- You wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back asleep
- You feel the need to nap every day
At the Methodist Hospital Sleep Lab, patients are observed while sleeping
in a comfortable, spacious room. Our sleep experts use cutting-edge equipment
and the latest software to monitor patients and identify the source of
their disorder. There is also a pulmonary function testing booth to determine
if lung disease is partly responsible for the trouble sleeping.
The treatment for your sleep disorder will depend on the specific condition
you suffer from. Some treatments may be as simple changing lifestyle habits
like reducing caffeine, while others may involve medication or even surgery.
For severe cases of sleep apnea (difficulty breathing while sleeping),
you may need a CPAP machine. This is a mask that goes over your face at
night and helps you breathe while sleeping. It should also prevent loud
snoring. Stress management and counseling may also be used as treatment
as depression is a common cause of sleep disorders.
Call 270-827-7474 to schedule an appointment at the Methodist Hospital
Sleep Lab in Henderson. Our staff is ready to help you get a good night’s rest.