Sleep CenterCall 812-283-2960
When sleep disorders keep you from getting a full night of restful sleep, the Sleep Center at Clark Memorial Health can help. Sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and snoring prevent you from falling or staying asleep, affecting you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our team of sleep specialists provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment to help you get better sleep.
Sleep apnea is when your breathing involuntarily starts and stops, disrupting your sleep throughout the night. It's estimated that 30 million adults in the U.S. have sleep apnea, and more than 23 million more are undiagnosed. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure, irregular heartbeats, and heart attack
- Worsening of ADHD
- Daytime fatigue
Sleep Tips from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Your daily routine can have an impact on how well you sleep or don't sleep. Use these tips to develop healthy sleep habits:
- Go to bed only when you are drowsy.
- Maintain a regular wake-up time, even on weekends or days off.
- Use your bedroom only for sleep, sickness, and sex.
- Avoid napping during the day.
- Avoid clock watching. Distract your mind by reading.
- Avoid caffeine within four to six hours of bedtime.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages within four to six hours of bedtime.
- Minimize light, noise, and extremes in temperature in the bedroom.
- While a light snack before bedtime can promote sound sleep, avoid large meals.
- Avoid strenuous exercise within four hours of bedtime.