As the most comprehensive sleep health program in the High Country, The Sleep Center of Watauga Medical Center is having a positive impact on people of all ages, through helping them identify the cause for their restless nights, and discover ways to improve their sleeping habits.
We have all been told that restful sleep is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. But how many of us know that lack of sleep has been linked to a number of chronic diseases and conditions? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, most adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep each night to promote optimal health.
The Sleep Center is open seven days a week with highly trained staff working closely with the referring provider and with local neurologist, Jeffrey Crittenden, the Sleep Center’s medical director.
Physician Referral Forms
- Nocturnal Seizures
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
- Shift Work Sleep Disorder
- Sleep Study
Now, my sleep interruptions are basically nonexistent. I can tell a big difference. I am sleeping great at night and entering into a deep sleep like I’ve not had in years. It’s made a huge difference. I no longer doze off during the day, which is something I didn’t even realize I was doing. I not only feel better, but my mind is clearer. I’m able to think better than I did before.
The number of sleep disorders identified by sleep experts runs into the hundreds. This is a list of the most common sleep disorders that we can diagnose and treat. Read More: Sleep disorders and symptoms to watch for