Sleep disorders are not always easy for patients to identify, because they can disrupt sleep in a way that is not observed by patients. Insomnia may be an obvious problem, but issues like sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and sleep walking may be tougher to diagnose. Most patients see sleep specialists because of symptoms like daytime drowsiness, poor memory and focus, snoring, or trouble driving without dozing off, which all indicate poor sleep patterns.
If you think you have a sleep disorder, you may need to schedule an overnight sleep observation to get an accurate diagnosis. It is important that you don’t neglect possible symptoms of a sleep disorder, because prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to serious health issues.
To get the help you need for a better night’s sleep, call Largo Medical Center at our Consult-A-Nurse FREE physician referral line at (727) 470-6826. Our Sleep Disorders Center provides dedicated sleep medicine to ensure better health through natural, restorative sleep.