Do I Have Insomnia?
By Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC
July 03, 2017
Category: Sleep Medicine
Tags: Insomnia  

Can't sleep? Insomnia is a common condition. About 60 million Americans are affected by the sleep disorder each year. Bogan Sleep insomniaConsultants in Columbia, SC, provides the full range of diagnostic procedures to determine the source of your sleep disturbances. Dr. Richard Bogan specializes in sleep disorders and their treatment.

Types of Insomnia

Insomnia can be short-term (acute insomnia) or can last a long time (chronic insomnia). Maintenance insomnia is the inability to stay asleep. People with maintenance insomnia wake up during the night and have difficulty returning to sleep. Patients with comorbid insomnia experience insomnia in relation to a medical and psychiatric illness. People with onset insomnia have difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night. 

Symptoms of Insomnia

Individuals with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: trouble falling asleep, waking up often during the night, and having trouble going back to sleep. The lack of sleep can cause other symptoms. You may wake up feeling tired. You may have trouble focusing on tasks. Insomnia can also cause you to feel irritable, depressed or anxious.

Diagnosing Insomnia in Columbia

Your doctor will likely perform a physical exam and take a sleep and medical history to determine the cause of your sleep problem. Your doctor may recommend an overnight sleep study. Polysomnography is an overnight sleep study that is used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records your brain waves, breathing and heart rate, the oxygen level in your blood and your body movements during the study.

Insomnia increases your risk for health problems, so it's important to see a doctor right away. Call Bogan Sleep Consultants at (803) 251-3093 today to schedule an appointment in Columbia, SC. Treating insomnia promotes a healthier mind and body. With our help, you can improve your sleep and your health!

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