Breathing Problems often Lead to Sleep Disorders
Respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or other lung diseases can cause breathing problems during sleep. If you have any of these conditions, be sure to see your doctor regularly so that your treatment plan is always up to date. Taking medication, using breathing devices and changing some of your habits, such as controlling your weight and getting exercise every day, often can help keep your condition in check and make you feel better.
Sleep apnea is another condition that causes disordered sleeping. It causes you to pause in your breathing during sleep. It is common for these pauses to occur 5 to 30 times per hour. Generally, when you resume breathing after the pause, normal breathing starts again, often with a loud snort or choking sound.
To read more about sleep apnea and treatments for it, please click here
Treating a sleep disorder makes you feel better
There is nothing like a good night’s sleep. It is good for you health and your mental well-being. It can help you function better when you are at work, with your family or when you are just trying to relax.
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, talk to your primary care physician about whether a referral to one of our sleep centers might be a good next step for you.Click here
for a list of questions that can help you determine whether you need sleep testing.
Two sleep disorder centers in Lorain Country
Mercy has two sleep centers
that can monitor your sleep to assess whether you have a sleep disorder, design a treatment plan for you and determine whether you might have an underlying health condition: