What to expect?
No referral is needed our highly experienced sleep consultant will make a diagnosis and initiate treatment by:
- Taking a detailed medical history
- Perform a physical examination
- Formulate a diagnosis aided by relevant investigations
- Instigate a sleep management improvement plan
Treatment will be discussed with you in detail. The management plan will depend on the severity of the condition or conditions.
The Importance of Sleep
Sleep is often an undervalued area of health and well-being, the importance of sleep in every process in the body is paramount. Around a third of the population of the UK suffer from a sleep disorder. There are numerous signs that you could have a sleeping disorder, some of which include:
- Not being able to sleep or remain asleep?
- Excessive sleepiness?
- Unusual behaviours when you sleep?
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is one of the most common chronic respiratory disorders. It can be domestically disruptive and have detrimental health consequences.
Insomnia is a 24-hour disorder which affects both the night and the day posing significant health risks to an individual. Behavioural and pharmacological interventions can be advised as indicated.
- Do you exhibit unusual behaviours such as shouting out, talking or lashing out in sleep?
- Do you sleepwalk?
- Do you undertake any other behaviours such as eating in your sleep or instigating sexual activity in your sleep?
- Do you act out your dreams?
If yes to some of the above questions, you may have parasomnia. Book an appointment now for a sleep physician review followed by relevant investigations.
Behavioural and pharmacological interventions can then be advised as indicated.
This can put you at risk for accidence behind the wheel and at some workplaces e.g. operating machinery. It may impact your ability to engage in work, education and social life.
The commonest cause of excessive sleepiness is chronic sleep restriction which is usually behavioural but other causes need to be excluded.
At 4 Armed Health, we are passionate about providing expert and comprehensive services that are tailored to your needs. We aim to go above and beyond to ensure that you receive a service that will improve your health and well-being.
To find out more about our sleep therapy services, get in touch with our team of experts today. At 4 Armed Health, we are always happy to help answer any of your questions and provide advice on which of our services is right for you. Do not hesitate to get in touch today and start your journey to improving your sleep.