Sleep Disorders Center
Sleep disorders affect approximately 40 million Americans. Adult and pediatric patients alike suffer from many types of sleeping disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, snoring, narcolepsy, sleep walking, nightmares, restless legs syndrome and hypersomnia. While some of these conditions may not seem like significant reasons to seek a sleep disorder specialist, untreated sleep disorder symptoms may cause significant health problems and reduce quality of life.
Since 1982, the Sleep Disorders Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) has diagnosed and treated patients suffering from chronic sleep disorders within our state-of-the-art facilities. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, our fully-equipped sleep disorder center is designed to provide a comfortable, relaxing sleeping environment where patients receive optimal care. Patients who receive professional sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment at LLUMC look forward to a future filled with deep and restful sleep. If the sleep disorders specialist feels that further treatment is needed, a patient can be referred to the sleep disorder clinic.
Common Sleep Disorders
At LLUMC, our fully-accredited and comprehensive sleep disorder center effectively diagnoses and treats sleep conditions in adults and children. While sleep can be disturbed in many ways, some of the more common sleep disorders include:
- Sleep apnea – A temporary suspension of breathing during sleep. Signs of sleep apnea include snoring, daytime sleepiness and pauses in breathing.
- Parasomnias – Undesirable physical events or experiences that occur during entry into sleep, within sleep or during arousal from sleep. Some examples of parasomnias include sleepwalking, sleep terrors, REM sleep behavioral disorder, recurrent isolated sleep paralyses, nightmare disorder, restless legs syndrome, bed wetting and sleep related eating disorder.
- Narcolepsy – Extreme sleepiness that occurs during the day, making it difficult for a person to stay awake for normal daytime functions.
- Insomnia – The persistent difficulty of falling or staying asleep which may be caused by underlying psychological factors including depression and anxiety.
High Quality Whole-Person Care
Committed to the philosophy of making man whole, LLUMC serves our patients’ needs by focusing on the healing of the body, mind and spirit. Our sleep disorder doctors are board-certified by organizations including the American Board of Sleep Medicine and are uniquely trained to identify sleep disorder causes as well as perform cutting-edge sleep disorder treatments. Through a multidisciplinary approach, our doctors work closely with other medical and surgical experts as needed to develop a personalized treatment plan for patients suffering from a sleeping disorder.
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