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When Should You Seek Help for a Sleep Disorder?

Last updated 4 years ago

Sleep disorders can cause serious complications, including daytime drowsiness that can increase your risk of involvement in a motor vehicle accident. Sleep deprivation can also increase the risk of health conditions such as high blood pressure. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, it’s a good idea to visit the sleep center of a community hospital. Consult a sleep specialist if you notice unusual sensations or jerky movements of your legs that interfere with sleep.

It’s a good idea to consult a specialist if you think you might suffer from insomnia, which refers to difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can lead to symptoms such as daytime sleepiness and impaired concentration. You should also see a doctor if you have symptoms of sleep apnea, including heavy snoring and frequent wakefulness during the night. Talk to your doctor if you have symptoms of narcolepsy, such as falling asleep at inappropriate times during the day.

The Diagnostic Sleep Center of Memorial Hospital of Tampa performs sleep studies seven days per week for your convenience. Residents of the South Tampa area can schedule a sleep study at our community hospital by calling (813) 873-6400.


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