Everybody needs sleep. Without it, your body simply won’t function as efficiently. Likewise, insufficient sleep makes you become more prone to disease and other health issues. Fortunately, pulmonologists have the solution, and we at Pulmonary Associates of Richmond are the experts you’ve been looking for. There are several sleep conditions pulmonology can treat, and knowing about them is your first step to finally getting the rest you need.
Perhaps you are aware of conditions that affect your sleep; or, maybe you don’t realize a certain condition can have an adverse effect on your rest. Either way, we are ready to help you work through these conditions and get you back on track to sleeping soundly through the night.
We offer services that can help with the following conditions that, when treated, will help improve your nightly sleep.
Insomnia is a disorder in that you have difficulty falling asleep, or are unable to stay asleep once you doze off. Obviously, not sleeping through the night, or being able to fall asleep fast enough to get enough sleep, can contribute to exhaustion and other conditions. Taking care of insomnia can help you feel better throughout the day.
Falling asleep during a college class can be considered normal for a lot of students; falling asleep while walking or talking, however, may be a sign of narcolepsy. If you find yourself dozing off during an activity you do frequently, be it driving, studying, or even moving, you may need treatment.
Restless Leg Syndrome
While sitting or lying down, you may have an incredible, uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This is restless leg syndrome. While no permanent cure is available, there are treatment options to help keep it at bay.
While sleeping, you may experience your breathing to momentarily stop and start; you may not even notice it’s happening. This is sleep apnea. It can be potentially serious sleep disorder as well, so don’t ignore it.
These are some sleep conditions pulmonology can treat, and if you have any of these conditions, we can help. At Pulmonary Associates of Richmond, our providers are experts in the field. We have over 30 physicians, including sleep specialists. Visit us online today to see our five convenient locations and to schedule an appointment.