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More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Most people with sleep disorders will never be diagnosed. The very nature of sleep disorders makes them difficult to detect. In fact, the majority of those suffering from suspected sleep disorders remain untreated. Lack of widespread education and public awareness is partly to blame; however, many people minimize sleep disorders, not realizing that they are often precursors of other serious health threats, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
Shore's Center for Sleep Medicine offers a welcoming, home like environment to generate positive results and long-term treatment assistance. The Center provides sleep studies for children from age three through adult.
Sleep Center Accreditation
The Shore Center for Sleep Medicine was recently accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the national accrediting body for sleep centers. This honor designates the Shore Sleep Center as the only accredited sleep lab in the region.
The Sleep Center received the highest commendation in clinical expertise. Surveyors were highly complimentary of the facility and commended Shore Medical Center and its partner SleepCare for being leaders in sleep medicine with the highest quality and program development.
Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
- Feeling tired even after a full night's sleep
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times such as while driving or watching TV
- Frequent headaches
- Waking up with a choking or gagging sensation
- Pauses in breathing while asleep
- Inability to sleep
If you are experiencing the symptoms above, contact your physician for an exam and to find out whether a sleep study is appropriate for you. For more information or to arrange an appointment for a prescribed sleep study, call 1-800-SLEEP-RX. Be sure to tell the scheduler you would like your sleep study to be performed at Shore's Sleep Center.
Maternity Sleep Disorders
Psychological, physical and hormonal changes as well as the weight gain that occurs during pregnancy can affect sleep. You should speak with your doctor about a sleep study if: you are having frequent nighttime awakenings; awaken feeling like you are choking or gasping for air; your partner tells you your snoring is getting worse; you stop breathing at night; or you are diagnosed with high blood pressure and have the above symptoms.
To learn more about sleep disorders and solutions, visit Sleepcarecenter.com
Note: the program is operated in conjunction with Sleep Care Centers. Physician referral is a requirement of participation.