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About sleep disorders



Sleep disorders can affect how a person thinks, works, drives a car or any other daily activity, decreasing the quality of life. High blood pressure is one possible consequence of sleep disorders and can be monitored with the help of a blood pressure log. Sleep disorders can be fatal if left untreated.

There are nearly 100 different known sleep disorders, each with different symptoms. Many can be treated with the help of highly trained healthcare professionals. The most common of these sleep disorders are: snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and periodic limb movement. Most sleep disorders can be effectively treated.

For more information about sleep disorders, check out the Health Encyclopedia, or call the Baptist Health Louisville Sleep Center at (502) 896-7612