A sleep disorder is a condition that abnormally affects the quality, duration, or behavior of a person's sleep. An estimated 40 million people suffer from chronic sleep disorders.
Sleep deprivation can lower a person's quality of life and increase the risk for injuries. Up to 50% of individuals with sleep apnea have high blood pressure. They are also at increased risk for:
- arrhythmia, or irregular heart rhythm, which may be fatal
- cor pulmonale, or enlargement and weakening of the right side of the heart
- heart attack
- pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs
At the Faith Regional Sleep Disorder Center, you can rest easy knowing we have a complete team here to help you get the rest you need. Our comprehensive approach to care includes:
Commonly treated disorders include Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Chronic Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and Sleepwalking.
For more information about sleep disorders or the Sleep Disorder Center, call (402) 644-7404.
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Faith Regional Sleep Disorder Center
110 N. 29th Street
Common Sleep Disorders:
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder. When a person has sleep apnea, he or she stops breathing for short periods of time. In most cases this lasts from 10 seconds to 1 minute or more while asleep. Then the person begins breathing again. A person may stop breathing only a few times or hundreds of times in the course of the night.
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes excessive, overwhelming daytime sleepiness.
A person often falls asleep suddenly many times a day.
This condition results when a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep night after night.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome involves unusual sensations in the legs that cause frequent leg movements. People often experience "crawling" sensations in their legs whenever they lie down to sleep.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
This condition involves repeated jerks of the arms or legs during sleep.
Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder in which an individual performs actions usually associated with wakefulness, while asleep. Often this is walking, but other detailed activities may be performed.