While sleep is essential for health and well-being, the National Sleep Foundation found that at least 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. And more than 40% of adults experience sleepiness severe enough to interfere with daily activities at least a few days each month.
Although a good sleep environment can aid the quantity and quality of your sleep, a number of factors may interfere with your sleep, so expert medical treatment can help solve the puzzle. Sleep conditions can lower the quality of your life and, if left untreated, can damage organs in your body, including your heart and brain. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure may worsen, and lack of sleep is also associated with memory loss, depression and inability to concentrate.
At UAMS, we understand the important of getting a good night’s sleep. Our sleep specialists are trained to treat a wide range of sleep conditions, including:
UAMS also offers state-of-the-art testing in our Sleep Lab; if a sleep condition is diagnosed, our doctor will offer the best treatment options for your personal situation. To be tested in the Sleep Lab, you will need to make an appointment with our Sleep Clinic for referral to the Sleep Lab.
The Sleep Clinic is located on the UAMS campus at 4301 W. Markham in Little Rock and the Sleep Lab is located in our West Little Rock facility.