Quality Sleep Affects Overall Health
Part of our mission is to raise physician awareness to the prevalence of sleep abnormalities and to help recognize their symptoms.
Who does it affect?
Over 40 million adults suffer from lack of adequate, quality sleep, resulting in impaired cognitive abilities, reflexes, reaction times, and memory. Sleep deprivation is also linked to such conditions as asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease, and learning impairment, but this link is frequently overlooked.
How can we help?
Our Sleep Disorders Centers in Bangor and Lincoln offer the services of neurologists with specialized training and board certification in diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. The state-of-the-art testing and treatment methods available through the Sleep Disorders Centers help people suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, nocturnal seizures and other treatable disorders. Our Bangor facility is the only sleep center in eastern Maine that accepts children under 5 years old for studies.
We offer fully attended overnight sleep studies and other specialized sleep testing tools, such as
- Polysomnography (PSG)
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
These studies can be requested by outside physicians.
We offer a range of therapies and treatments such as
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy
- Oral Appliances
- Sleep Hygiene Counseling
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Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory loss
- Irritability or mood swings
- Lost interest in sex
- Loud snoring
- Morning headaches
- Restless, "crawling" sensations in the legs