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DREAMING OF A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP?

Millions of Americans do not get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Sleep allows the body to
renew itself both physically and mentally. Without regular sufficient sleep, we suffer. Many have found
the help and relief they needed for consistent, restful sleep
Untreated sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, can increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. In addition, daytime drowsiness caused by sleep disorders may contribute to work-related injuries or driving accidents, putting you and others at risk for serious injury or death.

Common Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea causes sufferers to start and stop breathing many times while sleeping.
Narcolepsy brings about extreme drowsiness and results in a person suddenly falling asleep many times during the day.
Chronic Insomnia is characterized by repeated difficulty falling or returning to sleep.
Restless leg syndrome produces tingly or painful sensations in the legs while at rest for a prolonged period.

Can the Seton Sleep Lab Help you?

If you have been experiencing a sleep problem for more than a month, your primary care physician can refer you for a sleep study at Seton Sleep Lab. Using modern, non-invasive equipment, a specially-trained sleep technologist will monitor your heart rate, respiratory system, muscle activity, oxygen levels, brain activity sleep movements and body position. The information gathered from the study allows a board-certified sleep physician to evaluate and diagnose your condition. Your primary care physician
will receive the results and use this information to determine the appropriate course of treatment.

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