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Symptoms of Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders can be difficult to diagnose as symptoms are often similar to other illnesses and conditions. At Boston SleepCare we recognize that many patients are unaware they have a sleep disorder.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Include:

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Sleep Apnea
Fatigue
Narcolepsy
Insomnia
Chronic Snoring
Witnessed Apnea
Restless Legs
Frequent Awakenings
AM Headaches
Swollen Legs
Nighttime Heartburn
Memory Problems
Interrupted Breathing
Anxiety/Depression

The Pain/Sleep Connection

As an affiliate of Boston PainCare, we also recognize the relationship between chronic pain and poor sleep. While pain can cause poor sleep, a lack of sleep can also make pain conditions feel worse.

Sixty percent of chronic pain patients have sleep disorders. And about 60% of the population report dissatisfaction with their quality of sleep. It’s true that pain can cause poor sleep but it’s often misunderstood how a lack of quality sleep can also make pain conditions worse. We evaluate your sleep cycle to see how we can help you feel more rested no matter what time of day. Sleep is a basic necessity of life, so appropriate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders are essential to a healthy lifestyle

Chronic pain may be caused by a variety of ailments including Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy or may be caused by an acute injury or previous surgery. Chronic pain can affect many parts of your life. It can affect your ability to do your job, your daily activities, your relationships, and it can frequently disrupt your sleep. In fact, studies have shown that more than 60% of patients who suffer from chronic pain also suffer from some type of sleep ailment. For chronic pain patients with Fibromyalgia, close to 90% of patients may have sleep disturbances that can add to their discomfort.

If you suffer from chronic pain and you think that your sleep is being affected, a consultation with a sleep specialist is strongly recommended. At Boston SleepCare we believe in an interdisciplinary approach to managing your pain and helping you sleep. Not only will you feel better once you begin to sleep better, but treatments prescribed to you for your chronic pain condition will also be more effective in conjunction with good quality, restorative sleep.

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Rest easier, around the clock

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