Trouble Sleeping? We Can Help!
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of overall health. Numerous studies have proven that limited good quality sleep can negatively impact your mental and physical health. A few areas that are particularly affected include overall physical health. Poor sleep can increase your risk of developing diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Also, many people have experienced changes in mood from a sleepless night. You may find that you are more irritable or short-tempered. Chronic insomnia has the potential to increase the risk of developing a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression. Poor quality sleep also affects memory and judgment.
Just one sleepless night can impair performance as much as a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent, beyond the legal limit to drive. At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth’s Sleep Center, we take a team approach to patient care. Under the direction of co-medical directors and board-certified sleep physicians in sleep medicine and otolaryngology, Anit Patel, MD, and Bernard Durante, MD, along with specially trained sleep technologists, they provide patients with a complete spectrum of clinical and support services—from screening to diagnosis, to treatment, counseling and education.
There are many different reasons why you may have difficulty sleeping. Experts suggest that you identify factors that may disrupt your sleep and take steps to eliminate these factors. Some potential factors to address may include, maintaining a consistent sleep-wake pattern, regular exercise, pre-sleep routines or going to sleep when you’re truly tired. If these suggestions do not seem to help, we recommend discussing it with your healthcare provider who may suggest seeing a sleep specialist or having a sleep study.
BID-Plymouth’s Sleep Center sees patients for a variety of sleep disorders including:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
The Sleep Center provides overnight sleep and home sleep study testing and is conveniently located at 45 Resnik Road in Plymouth. The program is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
To schedule an appointment, please call 508-746-1072. More information about BID-Plymouth’s Sleep Center can be found at www.bidplymouth.org/sleepcenter.