Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders can become life threatening. While everyone has trouble falling or staying asleep from time to time, some patients find that they can never seem to fall asleep or stay asleep, even under the most ideal of conditions. Sleep problems that continue for extended periods can create a variety of serious health issues. If you experience these types of problems, sleep disorder treatment may be recommended.

Living with a Sleep Disorder

Addison Internal Medicine’s medical team is trained and equipped to treat all manner of sleep disorders such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, cataplexy, sleep apnea, and more

Common Causes of Sleep Disorders:

• Excessive or chronic stress
• Side effects of medication
• Excessive alcohol consumption
• Caffeine use or diet problems
• Pain
• Psychiatric disorders
• Genetics

The Dangers of Unhealthy Sleep

For individuals whose sleep patterns are constantly interrupted, the brain doesn’t have a chance to complete its full rest cycle. This creates issues with fatigue, concentration and memory loss during the day. In addition, interrupted sleep due to conditions like sleep apnea can impact breathing and heart rate. Patients who have sleep conditions such as narcolepsy may be at risk for falling asleep or becoming excessively drowsy during times when being awake is vital, such as while driving.

Sleep Solutions Near Addison, TX

At Addison Internal Medicine, our doctors meet with patients to determine the cause of any sleep disorder. Based on a proper evaluation, options will be carefully discussed.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you’re having trouble falling or staying asleep, contact Addison Internal Medicine in Carrollton by calling 972-763-5666 or in Addison at 972-301-7060 to discuss available sleep disorder treatments.