Some 100 million people in the U.S. regularly fail to get a full, restful night's sleep. The American Sleep Disorders Association estimates that at least 84 sleep disorders can harm personal health and endanger public safety because people are exhausted on the job and behind the wheel.
The good news is that most sleep disorders can be treated through lifestyle changes, medication, good sleep habits, continuous positive airway pressure therapy, oral appliances, surgery or a combination of methods. Gaylord has four sleep facilities located across Connecticut to help diagnose sleep problems resulting from respiratory and neurological causes.
Common conditions treated by the Sleep Medicine Program include:
- Sleep apnea
Gaylord Sleep Medicine helps diagnose sleep disorders. An overnight sleep study – or polysomnogram—is provided to patients with sleep-related breathing problems. This study offers information to assist specialists in recommending effective treatment.
Most people with sleep-related disorders don't realize that they aren't sleeping through the night. They go to bed and get up with no recollection of how they slept.
Common symptoms of sleep problems include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Tossing and turning during sleep
- Trouble staying asleep
Some common causes of sleep-related disorders include:
- Upper airway obstructions
- Paralysis of the diaphragm
- Systemic hypertension
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Myocardial infarction
- Lung disease
- Tension and anxiety
- Neuromuscular disorders
How to Make an Appointment
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, talk to your doctor and ask about Gaylord Sleep Medicine. Or call Gaylord Sleep Medicine at (203) 284-2818 for an appointment with one of our sleep physicians. You can also click the link below and fill out our online "Request an Appointment" form.
- Click here to request an appointment using our online form.