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Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Narcolepsy,
Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders.

THE SLEEP SITE

BRINGING SECRETS OF THE NIGHT TO THE LIGHT OF DAY...

Understanding the symptoms of sleep disorders.

THE SLEEP SITE HAS BEEN REVISED AND UPDATED.

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INSOMNIA - 2 .

To deal with insomnia, don't jump to sleeping pills! Instead, analyze the problem to determine its cause--since treatments work best when we know what we're treating.



If the problem involves inability to fall asleep initially, particularly with "difficulty turning one's head off":

-Consider obtaining good stress management and relaxation training.

-Don't go to bed too late. Keep a regular bedtime. Follow good sleep hygiene (contact us for more details).

-Ensure that any physical symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath receive prompt medical attention.

-Dependence on sleeping pills, other drugs and alcohol may warrant professional assistance in their management.

-Consultation with a sleep medicine specialist may be needed for restless legs syndrome, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and other problems--particularly if persistent.


If early awakenings are the main problem:

-Treatment for depression may be helpful if it is present.

-If depression is not responsible for the early awakenings, a sleep medicine consultation should be considered to determine their cause. 


If instead, repeated awakenings and fragmented sleep are being experienced, assessment by a sleep medicine specialist is usually advisable.

-Otherwise, the cause of the problem will be likely to escape detection. Some of the possible underlying causes are medically dangerous, and failure to identify them can render effective treatment impossible.


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Columbus, Ohio, Central Ohio, hospitalssleep, wake, insomnia, sleepiness 

COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HEALTH
REGIONAL SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Robert W. Clark, M.D., Medical Director
1430 South High Street, Columbus OH 43207

Tel: [614] 443-7800
Fax: [614] 443-6960

e-mail: flamenco@netexp.net 

 © Copyright 2006 Robert W. Clark M.D. Inc