The Sleep Disorders Center can help diagnose various disorders including:
- Sleep Apnea
- Characterized by pauses of breathing during sleep. It is often associated with loud snoring, snorting and gasping for breath. Sleep apnea can result in daytime sleepiness, depression and cardiovascular problems.
- Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
- Sufferers may struggle to stay awake during the day and experience reduced productivity at school or work, memory or concentration problems.
- This results in a frequent and, at times, overwhelming urge to sleep. Narcolepsy is frequently associated with brief periods of sudden transient muscle weakness in response to an unexpected emotion.
- Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Restless leg syndrome causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs near sleep time, sometimes described as a "creepy-crawly" feeling. Periodic limb movement disorder causes the arms and legs to move or jerk involuntarily during sleep.