- Did you know over 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders?
Symptoms to watch for are:
- Chronic daytime sleepiness or fatigue
- Chronic or loud snoring
- Witnessed pauses in breathing while sleeping
- Restless or non-refreshing sleep
- Leg jerking before falling asleep or while asleep
- Chronic difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Difficulty adjusting your sleep cycle to a desired wake-up time
If you experience one or more of the above symptoms, The Sleep Center could be just what the doctor ordered. The sleep lab is located at Watauga Medical Center.
Here's why people in the community turn to us when they're looking for a good night's sleep:
- Experienced physician team
- Technologists specially trained in sleep disorders
- State-of-the-art sleep laboratory with the latest diagnostic equipment
- Detailed sleep evaluations and treatment plans
- Flexible scheduling at two locations in the high country
- In-home sleep studies
For more information, call (828) 266-1179 or contact your primary care physician.
Tips for a Better Nights Sleep
- Maintain a regular wake time, even on days off work and on weekends.
- Exercise regularly. Confine vigorous exercise to early in the day, at least six hours before bedtime.
- Avoid drinking caffeine six hours before bedtime.
- Establish relaxing pre-sleep rituals such as a warm bath, light bedtime snack, or ten minutes of reading.
- Don't use alcohol to help you fall asleep. While alcohol may help you fall asleep more quickly, it severely affects the quality of sleep later in the night and may even keep you from sleeping through the night.