Snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome are all common sleep problems. Optimal health requires good rest. Without it, your hormone levels, mood and weight can be effected.

Types of Sleep Problems

Do you have trouble going to sleep at night? Do you wake up too early or have a hard time waking up at all? Are you overly tired all day? These are common problems with sleep. You may have one of the following:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

What affects sleep?

Sleep problems can be due to a chronic illness. Some of these include diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. Sleep is also very closely related to psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. Stress also affects your sleep. If you fail to manage your stress levels properly, your well-being ends up suffering because of it. This proves the importance of managing stress in your life.

Other factors affecting sleep include Menopause. This period in a woman's life can last up to five years. The hot flashes and sweating that accompany menopause can severely affect sleep. Pregnancy is also associated with the quality of rest for a woman's body.

Regardless of your age or condition, good sleep is essential to restoring physical health and emotional well-being.



A sleep study or polysomnogram is a test that electronically transmits and records specific physical activities while you sleep. Here at Southwest Pulmonary Associates, we can visit with you during your appointment to determine which treatments will be appropriate for you.