As many as 40 million Americans are afflicted with over 70 types of sleep-related problems. Whether it is insomnia, restless legs syndrome or sleep apnea, the consequences of sleep deprivation, specifically the "problem sleepiness" during the day that normally follows, can have extremely serious - even life-threatening - consequences.
While some sleep disturbances may be linked to biological changes associated with aging or certain physical diseases, especially those that cause pain, others may be associated with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety.
Mercy Sleep Specialists/Neurologists Alan Shatzel, DO and Robert Dias, MD, in addition to a comprehensive team of neurologists, psychologists and otolaryngologists work with each patient and their sleeping partner to diagnose sleep disorders and provide appropriate treatments. Depending on individual symptoms, treatment may be as simple as better sleep habits, or may involve special breathing equipment.
In-depth sleep disorder diagnosis may also require a sleep study in the Sleep Center at Mercy San Juan Medical Center. The Sleep Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, offers the latest digital technology and years of clinical experience provided by Dr. Stack (board certified in sleep medicine) and a staff of registered sleep technologists.
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