Sleep disorder symptoms can be confusing and even misleading: fatigue, depression, behavioral problems, slowed reaction times, loss of libido, lack of focus, and memory loss, among others.
And it doesn’t stop there. It’s estimated that up to 24,000 vehicular deaths each year can be attributed to drivers with sleep disorders. People with sleep apnea, a fairly common sleep disorder, are four times more likely to experience a stroke and three times more likely to have coronary disease and heart failure.
Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center’s staff, which includes Dr. John Hey, offers the expertise and technology to diagnose and treat sleep disorders that can affect your health and even your safety.
Effects of Sleep Disorders
- Immune system suppression
- Difficulty thinking
- Loss of sex drive
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Fatigue and weakness
Sleep medicine is the medical profession’s newest specialty field and one of the fastest growing. To date, eighty-nine sleep disorders have been identified. The good news is that many of them are extremely common, and once diagnosed, easily treated.
Once a patient is referred to the Greenwood Leflore Hospital Sleep Disorders Center, a variety of tests are conducted, including an overnight sleep study. If a sleep disorder is diagnosed, the appropriate measures are prescribed to alleviate it.
Talk to your physician about a referral to the Sleep Disorders Center. If you do not have a primary physician, call 662-459-2785 for more information and an appointment.
We’re able to give you a full night’s rest. Call 662.459.2785.
Greenwood Leflore Hospital Sleep Disorder Center
1401 River Road, 2nd Floor
Greenwood, MS 38930