If you suspect that you have a sleep-related disorder, it is important to be evaluated by a sleep specialist. According to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 70 million Americans, or approximately one out of every four Americans, suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. Yet in the majority of cases, the sleep disorder goes undiagnosed and untreated primarily because of a general lack of awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disorders. Call us to schedule a consultation at one of our facilities in Cape Girardeau. A good night’s sleep may only be a phone call away.
If you have any of the following signs and symptoms, you should consider a consultation with our sleep specialists.
Many individuals who have sleep-related disorders don’t know that they have a disorder because it occurs only during sleep. A family member or bed partner might be the first to notice the signs.
For the initial consultation, you will be asked to fill out a Registration Packet which includes a medical history and sleep questionnaire form. As your sleep specialist reviews your medical information with you, you will be asked to further elaborate on your sleep complaints as well as any other related conditions. Your sleep specialist will also examine your head and neck area. Based on your symptoms, medical history and the focused physical examination, an overnight sleep study, home sleep apnea test, or other diagnostic test may be further indicated.
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