Do you have trouble sleeping through the night? Do you often feel tired during the day? Does your partner complain about your snoring or mention that you seem to stop breathing while you sleep?
Not getting enough rest or disturbing the cycle and stages of restorative sleep can have significant consequences, impacting your lifestyle, relationships, job performance and general health.
Better sleep results in better overall health, less moodiness and increased memory, learning and reasoning.
If you want to feel your best, stay healthy, and perform up to your potential, sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.
At LifeCare, our professionals are trained to test for a variety of sleep disorders including Sleep Apnea, Restless Limb Syndrome, and Insomnia.
LifeCare Medical Center Sleep Center offers a comfortable and private sleep study experience. We follow the American Academy of Sleep Medicine standards and guidelines, for the highest quality, and most up to date standards in the industry. Our studies provide some of the best testing procedures possible.
If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep ask your medical provider to make a referral to LifeCare’s Sleep Center.
Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder
Talk to your medical provider if you suffer from any of these symptoms.
- Awakening after a few hours and can’t fall back to sleep
- Confusion or brief memory loss upon awakening
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Excessive sweating while sleeping
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times
- Feeling sleepy during the day
- High blood pressure
- Insomnia or lack of restful sleep
- Irregular pounding or beating of the heart
- Loud snoring, snorting, or gasping for breath during sleep
- Not feeling rested after 7-8 hours of sleep
- Personality changes
- Taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep
- Tingling or aching in legs that is only relieved by moving or massaging them
- Unexplained morning headache
- Weight gain
Take the EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCALE and share the results with your provider
- How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:
- 0 = would never doze
1 = slight chance of dozing
2 = moderate chance of dozing
3 = high chance of dozing
- SITUATION CHANCE OF DOZING
- 1. Sitting and reading____________________
- 2. Watching TV. ____________________
- 3. Sitting inactive in a public place (meeting, mall, theater, etc.) ____________________
- 4. As a passenger in a car for an hour with no break ____________________
- 5. Lying down to rest in the afternoon when circumstances allow ____________________
- 6. Sitting and talking to someone ____________________
- 7. Sitting quietly after lunch ____________________
- 8. In a car, while stopped in traffic for a few minutes ____________________TOTAL SCORE ____________________