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Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common sleep disorders. Good sleep hygiene is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. If sleep problems occur frequently and interfere with your daily life, you may have a sleep disorder.

If you have the following, please see your doctor for a referral to see a sleep specialist:
  • Snoring
  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Feeling exhausted after waking during the day
  • Waking with: a shortness of breath, headache, nausea, nasal congestion, or dry throat
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Sleeping and low energy throughout the day
  • The need to take medication or supplements to fall asleep
  • Light, fragmented sleep
  • Uncomfortable sensation of the legs while sleeping
  • Feeling paralyzed or unable to move upon waking
  • Seeing or hearing things while drowsy and not fully asleep

 

If you are a physician and think your patient has the following disorders, please refer to a sleep specialist:
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Shift work sleeping problems
  • Jet lag sleeping problems

 

Initial visits are by consultation. Your primary care MD should send a referral request to Integra Health Centre. Upon receipt of the request, we will contact you to book an initial appointment.