How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to just feeling tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times. Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.
Sleep apnea is an involuntary obstruction of breathing during sleep that causes a complete cessation of air flow to the lung. Each obstruction lasts for a minimum of 10 seconds and in some cases may last as long as two minutes.
Exercise for at least twenty minutes, about three to six hours before bedtime - vigorous exercise raises body temperature. The decline in body temperature that occurs after exercise sends a strong signal to the brain that helps to induce sleep a few hours later. In addition, physical activities generally improve sleep quality.
We deliver and maintain a high standard of patient care in the diagnosis, control and treatment of different kinds of sleep disorders. Many people think insomnia is incurable and can only be endured. Most people suffer from snoring and this is usually not true.
If you are a bedtime worrier, poor sleeper or have to use sleeping pills occasionally to get the rest you need, consult your family physician for professional advice. This website provides a lot of valuable information that can help you learn more about your sleeping troubles.
Our Sleep Clinic provides a full range of diagnostic tests
for our patients with suspected sleep apnea or other forms of sleep disorders.