Healthy Sleep

Sleep Center at Comprehensive understands the value of a good night’s sleep. Sleep Center’s team of board-certified sleep medicine physicians and specially trained staff are dedicated to helping people manage conditions that can prevent good rest, knowing that it’s important for those who may leave conditions untreated to seek treatment.

Unfortunately, many people ignore or just deal with sleep challenges, not knowing help is available. Its important to note that most sleep disorders are treatable by trained healthcare professionals. Major types of sleep disorders that can be treated and managed with care include Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Insomnia, Parasomnias, Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep (PLMS), REM Behavior Disorder (RBD), Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Shift Work Disorder and Sleep Apnea.

What are Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep?

For those who think that they should just deal with sleep challenges, rather than get help, a quick look at the benefits of a good night sleep should inspire them to take the time to get help for improved sleep. Some of the benefits of good sleep, as listed below, can be enjoyed almost immediately after treatment begins at Sleep Center at Comprehensive.

  • Improved Weight Management – People who get quality sleep on a regular basis tend to manage and maintain proper weight because their hormones are more balanced. Good sleep also results in better eating, as lack of sleep causes those appetite hormones to fluctuate, leading to over eating or consuming more unhealthy foods.
  • Reduced Health RisksA study suggests that those who do not get 7-8 hours of sleep are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, in comparison to people who do get 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
  • Better Mental HealthAnother study has shown that nearly nine out of ten suffering from depression include lack of quality sleep as an area of concern. People with untreated conditions, like sleep apnea, have higher rates of depression than those without the condition, adding another layer of urgency in getting the condition properly managed.

In researching challenges for those who do not get quality sleep, additional health risks, such as diabetes, presents. People lacking quality sleep also have been found to suffer from increased inflammation, more so than people who get the necessary 7-8 hours of sleep per night. When proper sleep is achieved, it helps in many ways including athletic performance, concentration and general cognitive abilities.

Healthy sleep is also crucial for the healing and recovery of treatments for patients with cancer. The collaboration between the oncologists at Comprehensive Cancer Centers and sleep medicine physicians at the Sleep Center at Comprehensive provides a multispecialty approach to all treatment plans where sleep challenges arise during oncology care.

Signs You May Have a Sleep Disorder

As noted, often people dismiss or just try to overcome sleep challenges. Many people, or their loved ones may notice symptoms, but may not make a connection that there is a true problem. They may not even know that treatment can help. Some symptoms to take note of and seek help from Sleep Center at Comprehensive includes:

  • Feeling tired most days
  • More than 30 minutes is required each night to fall asleep
  • Waking up regularly and having trouble falling back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning and not being able to fall back asleep
  • Feeling sleepy, taking frequent naps, or falling asleep during the day
  • Snoring loudly, snorting, gasping, make choking sounds, or stopping breathing for short periods
  • Creeping, tingling, or crawling feelings in the legs or arms relieved by moving or massaging, particularly in the evening during bed time
  • Legs or arms jerking during sleep to the point of waking up your bed partner
  • Vivid, dreamlike experiences while falling asleep or dozing off
  • Episodes of sudden muscle weakness when angry, fearful, or when laughing
  • Feeling as though you cannot move upon initially waking up

Sleep Center at Comprehensive Can Help

We want you to take charge of your health, which can start with getting better sleep. To schedule an appointment with the team at Sleep Center at Comprehensive, please call 702-737-5864. To learn more about services offered at Sleep Center at Comprehensive, visit our website.


The content is this post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.