To schedule an appointment for an evaluation, or for more information, call us at: (561) 650-6011.
Sleep disorders prevent many people from getting the sleep they need for proper mental and physical functioning. These potentially life-threatening disorders may cause chronic fatigue, poor job performance, depression, disrupted relationships, auto and work accidents, high blood pressure, heart failure and stroke.
The good news: Sleep disorders may be effectively treated after they have been diagnosed.
The Sleep Disorders Center specializes in diagnosing and treating adult sleep and wake disorders. Our sleep disorders specialist leads a team of certified technicians and other skilled professionals with experience in treating many types of sleep disorders.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders:
• Snoring or gasping for air
• Daytime sleepiness
• Breathing difficulties during sleep
• Morning headaches and dry throats
• Sexual dysfunction
• Learning and memory difficulties
Because sleep evaluations require an overnight stay, we take care to promote a pleasant experience. Comfortably furnished private rooms are designed to feel like home. Patients receive numerous benefits at the Sleep Disorders Center, located on the hospital campus. These include access to high-quality care and attention, convenient parking, 24-hour security and warm hospitality. We accommodate special requests, including dietary preferences.
Sleep Disorders May Harm Health
Sleep disorders may threaten health and well-being. They may significantly reduce quality of life and make you tired and irritable. They may also damage your marital life, job performance and driving abilities.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects more than 18 million Americans. People with this potentially life-threatening condition don’t breathe properly during sleep. They don’t get enough oxygen and have poor-quality sleep that often includes loud snoring and gasping for air. Their bed partners may have difficulties sleeping near them.
Because people with sleep apnea have interrupted sleep, they often fall asleep during the day at inappropriate times, while working, driving, reading or watching television. Studies show that untreated sleep apnea patients are three times more likely than others to have car accidents. About 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have high blood pressure. Recent studies also show that the risk for heart attack and stroke may be higher for sleep apnea patients.
Treatment for Sleep Disorders
If you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, the staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center will carefully evaluate your condition and discuss treatment options with you. Evaluation and treatment can be a positive first step toward a healthier, more productive life.
Good Samaritan Medical Center strives to provide personalized service to our patients and their family members. Our hospital’s commitment to high-quality service involves meeting each patient’s needs and providing those special touches that often make an important difference in a hospital stay.
Advanced Neuroscience Network (ANN) is an integrated delivery system of medical professionals and hospitals focused on offering a full continuum of neurological care throughout South Florida. Visit www.advancedneuronetwork.com to learn more.