Sleep disorders can interrupt normal sleep patterns, compromise your health, and affect your quality of life. If you are not able to concentrate at work or at school, you are irritable or moody, or you feel like you just can’t make it through the day because you have no energy, you might have a sleep disorder. Worse yet, some sleep disorders can lead to serious health problems such as increased risk for heart attack and stroke. That’s why it’s important to seek help from a trained sleep specialist if you have a sleep disorder or think you might have one.
The sleep specialists at Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases will evaluate your sleep patterns to determine the source of your sleep problem and make a diagnosis. The most common sleep disorders include:
Sleep apnea is typically caused by an obstruction in the nose or throat that blocks a person’s breathing airway. However, more and more cases are exacerbated by allergic rhinitis, which causes nasal congestion. For those patients, our pulmonary medicine and allergy doctors can provide coordinated care and the most appropriate treatments, which may include allergy shots.
To evaluate your sleep problem, you will be referred to a sleep lab for an overnight sleep study, or polysomnography. A sleep study measures your sleep cycles and stages by recording data from your body as your sleep.
Our doctors will personally and thoroughly review the data collected during your sleep study so they can make an accurate diagnosis, share the results with you and discuss treatment options for your sleep disorder. They will follow your progress closely to ensure you achieve optimal results.
If you’re tired of losing sleep because you have a sleep disorder, call the sleep specialists at Desert Center for Allergy and Chest Diseases. To schedule an appointment at our Phoenix or Scottsdale, Arizona office, call us at (602) 788-7211 Option #3.