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Sleeping disorders affect 50 to 70 million adults in the US, with the most common being insomnia (difficulty falling and staying asleep). Around 25 million have obstructive sleep apnea (blocked airflow), according to the American Sleep Association.
If you have trouble sleeping or feel abnormally tired during the day, you may benefit from a sleep study in the Bay Area.
To request an appointment with a Dignity Health sleep specialist, Find a Doctor at a location near you.
In addition to daytime sleepiness, sleep disorders can increase your risk of heart disease and other serious health conditions.
Your doctor may recommend a sleep study test if you have:
You’ll need to avoid alcohol and caffeine during the afternoon and evening before your sleep study. You’ll likely spend a full day or night at a sleep center so your sleep patterns can be monitored. A nurse or technician will place sticky electrodes on your body to track your breathing, body movements, blood oxygen levels, and other stats.
Types of sleep studies include:
A Dignity Health sleep specialist will review your results and share them with you, typically within a week or two. Together, you can create a treatment plan that fits your needs and preferences.
For the expertise of a sleep specialist in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City, visit a Dignity Health Bay Area sleep center near you.