It is estimated that 20% of US adults suffer from sleep apnea. Chronic insomnia affects 10% of the US adult population and up to 25% of children and teenagers – which often results in poor professional and academic performance in addition to poor health. Sleep disordered breathing is increasing in the pediatric population commensurate with the obesity epidemic.
Warning signs and symptoms that may indicate a sleep disorder:
- Choking/Gasping for air during sleep
- Any sense that breathing during sleep is not right
- Consistently getting less than 6 hours of sleep or consistently getting more than 10 hours of sleep
- Have been diagnosed with gestational hypertension or gestational diabetes
- Distressing restless leg symptoms
To treat this growing patient population with a small number of local specialists, Sleep Telemedicine with MyCatholicDoctor is uniquely positioned to help adult and pediatric patients sleep better, improve their overall health, and live an abundant Catholic life, just as Jesus Christ intended for us.
Listed below are sleep disorders we can help manage:
- Sleep Apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shift work disorder
- Advanced phase sleep disorder
- Delayed phase sleep disorder
- Sleep walking
- Sleep talking
Our Sleep Telemedicine program also provides pediatric sleep services, including infant sleep management.
As part of our sleep program, we can order a home sleep study for you and interpret the results via video conference at a time that is convenient for you, allowing you to complete this in the comfort of your own home and receive valuable feedback regarding your sleep concerns. Insurance often covers a sleep study when appropriate.
Home sleep studies can diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. This is a condition that is becoming more common in pregnancy. As a patient, if you have a first degree relative with sleep apnea or if you are experiencing symptoms like snoring and daytime sleepiness, screening for sleep apnea can be especially beneficial.