The Sleep Center at Columbus Community Hospital
We won't rest until you do.
An occasional sleep problem is usually nothing to worry about. In fact, nearly
everyone experiences a poor night's sleep at one time or another. But if the
problem continues, it's probably a good idea to take steps to find out why.
Sleep disorders affect approximately 40 million Americans, but only 5% of these
are diagnosed and treated. There are more than 80 different sleep disorders that
can limit your quality of life and result in poor health.
When should you visit with your doctor about a possible sleep disorder?
- Do you have trouble falling asleep at night?
- Do you wake often during the night?
- Do you wake too early in the morning?
- Do you always feel sleepy, even after a "full" night's sleep?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Has anyone noticed you stop breathing during sleep?
- Do you often walk or talk in your sleep?
- When falling asleep, do you feel paralyzed or unable to move?
- Do you have nightmares or find yourself hallucinating?
If you answered "yes" to two or more of these questions, you may have a sleep
disorder. Consider scheduling an appointment with your physician to share your
concerns. A primary care physician referral is required before a sleep study may
For more Information on
Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and
Restless Leg Syndrome,
Sleep Center Service Brochure.