Main Diseases Treated in the Sleep Center

Insomnia (Sleep Loss):
Having trouble falling asleep or maintaining the sleeping position.

Hypersomnia (Excessive Sleepiness):
Having trouble staying awake in times other than night time. Sleep attacks come unannounced.

Sleep Apnea Syndrome (Breathing Problems during Sleep):
Breathing stops periodically through the night, snoring ensues, and blood oxygen levels are decreased.

Periodical Leg Movements:
Occasonal twitches and spasms of the leg muscles through the night. This affects both the person suffering from the disease and whomever he/she shares the bed with.

Parasomnia:
This is a sleeping behavior problem of a person which in turn disturbs both the person and his/her family. Among such disorders are sleepwalking, having nightmares, teeth grinding, and sleep terror.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA)(Cessation of Breathing during Sleep):
Severe and continuous snoring is the most definitive and important symptom of OSA, a life-threatening disorder. Snoring is an important sign of disordered breathing during sleep. It shows that the airway is not quite open to allow air passage. It’s straining on the person to breathe that way, and a snoring sound is produced as the air passes through this occluded airway. Almost 10-30% of the adult population snore. In Turkey the rates are as high as 26%. Life-threatening OSA can be encountered in 5 people for every 100.


Update Date: 5/27/2013 12:53:26 PM