Hackensack Sleep Center Partners is highly informed and educated on sleep disorders. You can put your trust in our professional and experienced team.
Our services at a glance
- Home Sleep Studies
- Lab Sleep Studies
- Transportation, Safety heavy equipment operator work sight Sleep Alertness Fatigue Education SAFE program
WHAT IS A SLEEP DISORDER?
Normal sleep has a vital active brain function. Our mood, our ability to learn, and our ability to remain alert while awake depend on a good night’s sleep. Sleep disorders are characterized by difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep, abnormal sleep or difficulty maintaining alertness while awake. An estimated 50 percent of the population suffers from some type of sleep disorder - such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and many more.
Sleep apnea is the periodic cessation of breathing during sleep. This potentially life-threatening condition causes a decreased oxygen supply to body organs. The problem is usually recognized by loud, chronic snoring. The cessation of breathing may be sudden and prolonged, and sufferers may have from a few to several hundred apneic episodes in one night. Symptoms may include morning headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness, disorientation, poor memory, and declining social performance. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common and most severe form of sleep apnea.
Insomnia is the inability to sleep. Sufferers may not be able to get to sleep, or may wake up often during the night. Insomnia may have several causes including abnormal leg or body movement, pain, breathing
difficulties, and emotional problems.
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people may experience fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. Short periods of muscle weakness or total paralysis may occur during strong emotional experiences.
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