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.
DISORDERS: WHAT TO DO WHEN A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE IS IN DENIAL.
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A SPOUSE,
FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER OR CO-WORKER--
PERHAPS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO SLEEPY,
OR STOP BREATHING IN SLEEP--AND IF THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE LISTENING TO YOU--
IF IN FACT, THEY SEEM TO BE SHUTTING
NOT A SURPRISING OR UNCOMMON DILEMMA.
BUT IT MAY BE A SERIOUS ONE.
is remarkably easy for many people to ignore their sleep disorders--even
if severe to the point of being life-threatening--for several
-PEOPLE CANNOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM WHILE THEY SLEEP.
-FURTHERMORE, MOST SLEEPY INDIVIDUALS SIMPLY DO NOT SENSE THEIR
IMPAIRMENT OR UNDERESTIMATE ITS SEVERITY.
THIS IS THE REASON WHY SLEEP-RELATED
HIGHWAY CRASHES ARE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS. IN SUCH TRAGIC
EVENTS, THE IMPAIRED DRIVER TYPICALLY NEVER FELT SLEEP COMING
AND MADE NO ATTEMPT TO BRAKE.
can you do to try to help convince them--and perhaps protect
their life and health? Consider the following possible steps:
-Provide them with information from this
website, from our Center, or from other sources.
-Encourage them to take the brief self-test in
-Share with them the results of your
responses to the observer
questionnaire in this
-Share with them the case vignette on Sleep
Apnea: Impact on Life and Family . Sleep
apnea afflicts not just the individual with the disorder,
but family members and others close to that individual as
-If they consent to such, make a videotape
of alarming events that are occurring while they sleep--or,
if severe snoring with pauses in breathing are the primary
concern, an audio cassette recording may suffice.
not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance .
All too many people with serious sleep disorders never get
help--and consequently suffer complications that could have
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HEALTH
REGIONAL SLEEP DISORDERS CENTER
Accredited by the American
Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Robert W. Clark, M.D., Medical
1430 South High Street, Columbus OH 43207
Tel:  443-7800
Fax:  443-6960
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