Sleep disorders impair a patient’s ability to obtain a full night’s sleep. Not only is a full night of rest helpful with productivity and motivation the next day, it is also crucial in regulating hormone levels, weight and overall mood.
The most common sleep disorders include:
- Sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
Sleep study, also called polysomnogram, assists physicians in identifying sleep disorders. Patients will be instructed to sleep while wearing monitors that record physical behaviors such as breathing patterns, heart function, brain function and movements during rest. Most sleep studies consist of an overnight visit unless additional monitoring is required.