Department of Sleep Medicine - Sleep Disorders Center at International standards
It is estimated that approximately 20% of the population suffer from a sleep disorder. These sleep disorders can range from disturbing to potentially deadly.
The Sleep Disorders Center is fully staffed and equipped to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of sleep problems in patients ages 15 and up.
Long Term Effects of Sleep Disorders
Consequences of sleep disorders can be quite significant. Major brain, heart, lung, and blood pressure problems can occur if the disorder remains untreated. The good news is that these conditions are almost always treatable, and with effective treatment, a marked improvement in well-being and health usually occurs.
Common Sleep Problems
There are many different kinds of sleep disorders which commonly occur in men, women, and even children. Examples include:
• Snoring: Snoring may disrupt the quality of your sleep and may be a sign of sleep apnea.
• Sleep Apnea: Interruptions in breathing while asleep.
• Insomnia: Inability to easily fall or stay asleep.
• Restless legs and periodic limb movements: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep due to discomfort or twitching of the legs or arms.
• Circadian rhythm disturbances: Altered sleeping patterns relating to environment or work schedule (shift work).
• Oxygenation problems in sleep: Caused by chronic lung disease.
• Parasomnias: Behaviors associated with sleep, including: sleep terrors, sleep walking, and acting out of dreams. Fortunately, many sleep conditions are often easily diagnosed and successfully treated.
Common symptoms to be aware of may include:
• Excessive daytime sleepiness
• Decreased ability to concentrate
• Morning headaches
• Poor work or school performance
• Decreased sexual drive
The first step is awareness. If you have some of these symptoms, you should contact your family doctor or call our Center for an evaluation.
An Accurate Diagnosis is Essential
On your initial visit, you will meet with a physician trained in sleep-related disorders. After your evaluation, if indicated sleep study will be scheduled. Can be done either at your own home or you may be asked to spend a night (and possibly a day) sleeping in one of our sleep study rooms. Staffed by skilled technicians, the rooms have sophisticated recording equipment to monitor and record your sleeping and waking periods.
After your sleep study has been thoroughly analyzed, you will meet with your sleep physician and treatment recommendations will be made.
What Are My Treatment Options for Sleep Problems?
Fortunately, most sleep conditions can be successfully treated. With effective treatment, a marked improvement in well-being and health commonly occurs. Snoring and sleep apnea are treated with equipment to aid breathing during sleep, a mouthpiece, or minor surgery. Other sleep disorders may be treated with medications or a change in daily habits.
At Salam Clinic patients have the confidence and knowledge that comes from knowing their physicians are providing treatment options based on the very latest developments in medical science and technology.
Full services in sleep medicine at your door step at international standards in Lahore. For queries or communication related to sleep medicine, kindly call on 03224684368 or email email@example.com