What are sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders are very common. You may have one yourself if it’s hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night, if you wake up feeling tired, or if you feel exhausted during the day, even if you’ve had enough sleep. The most common sleep disorders are:
- Insomnia—a hard time falling or staying asleep
- Sleep apnea—breathing interruptions during sleep
- Restless legs syndrome—a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs
- Narcolepsy—daytime “sleep attacks”
In addition, there are other types of sleep problems called “parasomnias.” These include nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep talking, head banging, wetting the bed and grinding your teeth. Most sleep disorders can be treated. It can help to have regular sleep habits.
How can Mercy help?
Proper treatment can only be determined after a patient's condition has been accurately evaluated. That’s where Mercy comes in. The Mercy Sleep Disorders team is led by physicians specializing in sleep disorders, with backgrounds in pulmonology and neurology. With a sleep disorder center located at Mercy Fitzgerald in Delaware County, we can help diagnose and treat your sleep disorder close to home.
Get expert sleep disorder care
Call 1.877.GO MERCY or visit our Sleep Center page to get started.