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Generally, adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Sleep disorders make it difficult or even impossible to get a good night's sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause increase your fight-or-flight stress hormones, making you feel very stressed. It can also affect your concentration and ability to work, as well as your social life. Your quality of life suffers when you have a sleep disorder.
At the University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center, our sleep specialists work with you to determine the type and cause of your sleep problems. Together, we develop a personalized treatment plan to ensure you get you a good night's sleep.
We work with any sleep disorder that interrupts your normal sleep patterns. Our specialists also provide advanced treatment for insomnia and sleep apnea.
One of the most common sleep disorders, insomnia, is trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia may be temporary — lasting a few days or weeks — or chronic — lasting more than a month.
This common sleep disorder can be very serious. Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea, causes shallow breathing or stops your breathing for a few seconds to several minutes.
Sleep Disorders Diagnosis
To determine your sleep disorder, you will meet with one of our sleep specialists and develop a treatment plan that suits your needs. If recommended, you can participate in a sleep study.
We do overnight sleep studies in our sleep lab to diagnose sleep-related breathing disorders such as:
- Movement disorders
- Narcolepsy and other sleep disorders that cause extreme daytime tiredness
- Sleep apnea
- Sleep-related neurologic seizures
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