When you have trouble sleeping, the problem might be temporary, or it could be something more serious. If you consistently have trouble sleeping, you may suffer from a sleep disorder that can only be diagnosed through a sleep study.
Common sleep disorders include:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- REM Behaviour Disorder
What is a sleep study?
Clarke County Hospital offers in home sleep studies! You will visit with Dr. Steven Zorn to determine if you have the symptoms that merit a sleep study, then a sleep technologist will guide you on how to use the take home equipment. Your sleep study can be done in the convenience of your own home! The portable unit will record your heart rate, respiratory system, muscle activity, oxygen levels, brain activity, sleep movement and body position throughout the night.
Symptoms of a sleep disorder
Many times, it's not the sufferer who notices they have a sleep disorder, but their partner who notices disturbances during their sleep. If you or your partner experiences these symptoms, a sleep study may be able to help.
Adult symptoms include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Leg cramps
- Frequent awakenings
- Loss of libido
For more information on the CCH Sleep Apnea program, please click HERE
Steven Zorn, M.D.
Dr. Steven Zorn is the founder of Iowa Sleep and is Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, as well as Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Zorn completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. As a Pulmonary Fellow at Yale University Medical School, he received a NIH research fellowship award.
With over 25 years of experience in sleep medicine & treatment, Dr. Zorn's philosophy is that every patient should know as much as possible about their sleep condition. Information and understanding always improves outcomes.