Laurel Regional Hospital’s Sleep Medicine Services offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for patients suffering from sleep-related health issues. The program is directed by physicians who are board certified in pulmonology and sleep medicine.
One out of every four people suffer from a sleep disorder and sleep disorders have become one of the most underdiagnosed and undertreated medical conditions of our time. Why? Because patients aren’t aware of the seriousness of their sleep problem, therefore they don’t bring it to the attention of their doctor and unless doctors proactively ask pertinent sleep-related questions, it becomes more difficult to diagnose an underlying sleep disorder condition that may be causing the symptoms that have been described by the patient. And when a sleep disorder is not treated early, it can lead to serious, even life-threatening, cardiac and neurological problems which are far more costly to treat.
There are many symptoms associated with sleep apnea, including, but not limited to excessive daytime sleepiness, gasping or choking awakenings, restless sleep, poor memory, personality changes and morning headaches. Patients rarely present with a sleep disorder.
Our goal is to make our patients’ sleep laboratory experience as comfortable and productive as possible. If we can assist in any way or you’d like to learn more about the Sleep Wellness Center’s services, please contact us at 301-725-4300 Monday through Friday between the hours of 800 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
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