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Sleep Medicine

​At SSM Health St. Mary's, we know that the quality of your sleep can affect your quality of life. That's because sleep​​ is directly related to your overall health. Sleep ​disorders can cause daytime sleepiness, morning headache, depression, and sometimes more serious conditions such as hypertension and heart failure.

Our locations

​Call ​573-556-5525 to see if you qualify for a sleep study.​

Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorder

  • ​Snoring, interrupted by pauses in breathing
  • Gasping or choking during sleep
  • Restless sleep
  • Excessive sleepiness/fatigue during the day
  • Poor judgment or concentration
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Frequent urination at night

Types of Sleep Disorders

  • Sleep Apnea: Periods of sleep where the individual temporarily stops breathing.  This is a serious disorder that left untreated can cause or aggravate other medical conditions such as hypertension, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Insomnia: Sleeplessness or poor quality sleep.  It can refer to the inability to fall asleep, where the onset of sleep takes 30 minutes or more. It also can refer to waking up frequently during the night or waking up too early in the morning.
  • Narcolepsy: Frequent and uncontrollable desire for sleep. Sufferers of narcolepsy can fall asleep without warning as in while driving a car or during the performance of tasks requiring concentration and alertness. Some narcolepsy patients awaken after daytime sleep unaware that they have fallen asleep.​​​

Sleep Statistics

  • 18 million Americans suffer from Sleep Apnea
  • ​In adults 35 years and older, 9% of males and 6% of females may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea
  • 38,000 die annually from cardiopulmonary problems associated with sleeping disorders​
  • 90% of the population goes undiagnosed due to lack of knowledge

 

    Before Selecting Your Appointment,

    there are some circumstances that require our assistance with scheduling.

    Please verify the following before proceeding:
    • I am age 35 or older.
    • I am NOT experiencing any issues, such as a lump, nipple discharge or other changes.
    • I was not diagnosed with breast cancer within the last three years.
    • I have not breast fed within the last six months.
    • It has been one year or more since my last appointment.
    If you have one or more of the above circumstances, please Connect By Phone. Otherwise, Confirm & Proceed.