Sleep Conditions Treated
Learn more about the common disorders that disrupt sleep.
Sleep-related problems and disorders diagnosed and treated at the Blount Memorial Sleep Health Center in Maryville, Tenn. include:
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, which can be life threatening if left untreated. People with sleep apnea actually stop breathing many times during the night, and partially awaken as they struggle to breathe.
Chronic insomnia is not a disease, but a condition that is caused by poor or inadequate sleep. Experts estimate that one-third of all American adults experience insomnia at some time during their lives. Chronic insomnia is less common, affecting about 10 percent of adults. People with chronic insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night for several weeks or months.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder, which causes unpleasant burning or crawling sensations in the legs when patients lie down or try to relax. In an attempt to relieve the discomfort, the legs move uncontrollably. The combination of the sensations and the leg movements disrupts sleep.
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the day. These sudden sleep attacks, which may occur during any type of activity at any time, can be frightening and can cause accidents or inuries.
In addition, free assistance is available to those with C-PAP and Bi-PAP machines and other sleep equipment.
For more information or to schedule an initial appointment, call the Sleep Health Center at 865-982-4637.